Friday, May 26, 2017

Modern Tulips
12 x 12  x 1.5 "
Oil on Gallery-wrapped canvas

Why call it "Modern Tulips”?  Like many of my paintings, this piece started much different than it ended up! Originally, it was supposed to be a traditional piece, some tulips in a vase. But it soon became a study of how the colors work together - the darks and lights, cool colors next to warm ones, how the eye moves around the painting, and the texture of the painting surface itself. The style of the painting became as important as the subject it portrayed, and thus its title.

Painted on gallery wrapped canvas, the picture continues on all sides. It is meant to hang flush against the wall and does not need framing. 

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 12, 2017

“Last Night, I Dreamt of Home…”
9 x 12 ” Acrylic on canvas

This is a picture story. I have provided the picture, you tell this story. The Virtual Paintout has gone to South Korea this month, and artists use the Google Street View to find something interesting to paint. I came upon this huge apartment building which is home to many fine people. The dreamlike quality of the picture was was what attracted me, and the theme of this picture developed quickly. We often dream of home. I used iridescent paints and simple shapes to encourage the dream like quality. You can where I painted for yourself by clicking here.

Painted in acrylic with a dark border, it can be framed, but you could hang it up just as it is, too.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!