Monday, October 14, 2019

"Bad Comb Day.. "

A Blizzard in early October?  that is so North Dakota, don't ya think?
I painted this during it.  i sketched these chick out of a magazine. Loved their stance and goofiness.
Acrylic over a 8" X 8" canvas painted with Yellow Orange AZO pigment..

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Card Bird

I put the background in by using left over paint from another "update"of an older work.  while it was wet, i used the little brush that comes with hair dye, yes, hair dye, to make the marks.. purely an accident. Still fascinated with the cardinal, thinking of Carl's spirit.. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

If Frida was from Fargo

Fun project for a show by the Cormorant Art Group.  Faux Show.  This is my entry. Have so enjoyed hearing, reading and learning about Frida Kahlo, since I saw the movie about her about 20 years ago.  Her self portraits are stunning and i noticed her jewelry were sometimes depicted as ravens or wild looking animals, hence the "bison" images... tee hee. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Tissue Farm

We watched a U tube video on painting skies...   i formed the clouds using heavy pigment and the handy Kleenex tissues..  Farm is from a photo i took out of the car window long time ago, somewhere in Minnesota, then....   I  Love watercolor ! 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Handy Dandy Man

Going thru old photos of my paintings..  i remember painting an abstract figure on this at least 20 years ago... Didn't make any sense to me..  i kept painting over and over it..  Sweet friend, Dorothy Spielman purchased it.  May she rest in peace, so i kinda wonder what happened to it.  Her apartment was plumb full of her art and art of all her friends.. 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

"Sad Onion, Hanging out with Peas and a Carrot"

This painting was posted last summer, done at a workshop.  I deleted the huge tomato using thick watercolor pigment. (It was an experiment to see if it was possible to remove stuff with watercolor)  It worked..  Couldn't resist adding the "man in the moon" face..

Monday, August 5, 2019

Buddy Holly Hock

OK, OK,  I admit it, I had the title before the painting..
      I saw and photographed my daughter's next door neighbor's fence and flowers and wah la...   Hollyhocks remind me of my childhood. Mom had planted them around the house at times. Also I remember when going into "Fran's Lounge", they grew along the path into the front door, ( I did use the front door after i turned 21)..
     Photo is kinda dark..  geez..