Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bird #4

Today I finished the 4th and final bird painting.  I'm still not sure about them, but we'll see when the coffee shop opens.  In the meantime, I'm wanting to do another series that is light and bright.  Just haven't come up with an idea yet.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bird #3

I am so far out of my comfort zone with these dark (both literally & figuratively) paintings.  But, they are stretching me, and I'm having fun with them.  I also think that the customers in the bookstore just might like them -- at least I hope so!  One more in this series, and then I'm going to try another little series.  Stay tuned!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bird #2

Here is my second "Bird" painting.  Once again, I used lots of layers of texture and paint.  Here in downtown Blue Springs, there is a bookstore called "Inklings".  The owner is putting in a new coffee shop in the lower level, and will have lots of gallery walls available for local artists.  She has agreed to let me hang some when she opens in late March or early April.  The art will also be for sale.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Birds

Do you, like me, watch a lot of art videos?  I watched a painting video on YouTube last night, and it really inspired me to make a new piece of art.  So, using techniques from that video and some techniques from Donna Downey, I came up with this.

It's painted on a piece of wood - and has layers of texture, as well as layers of color.  It is sort of somber, but it reminded me of the movie, "The Birds".  I'll be making another piece soon, that might not be so dark, but I want them to be in a series, so I'll see.