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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014







The Feelings of Summer
16x20
Mixed Media
(acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil)
What can be done with paint throwing? Well the possibilities are endless. As I was doing my first shot at throwing paint I started tearing off the plastic on this canvas.  Only part of it tore off.  I thought "what if I threw paint at this with plastic on it then tore off the plastic." With the colors laying at my feet I started throwing.  These colors reminded me of this picture I took a few years ago. The colors match my daughters shirt and the happy feeling of the first bike ride of the summer. Even the dog was smiling! One problem. I don't do landscapes and never have worked on canvas. I don't paint.  I use colored pencils or graphite. Is it possible to use colored pencils and watercolors on a canvas? The answer is yes! One more stroke of luck...there's a show at http://smilingturtleartspot.com/ called Spoke & Art that is bike themed and everything falls into place!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 Late Summer Flowers 1
 Late Summer Flowers 2
 In the Beginning...

Half way into the paint throwing. I'm getting the nice bright colors in so when I throw in the warm colors these will show through.

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I'm an amateur artist just having fun! I love to see how others create art so I decided to create a blog of my works in progress.