The 6x6 original paintings continue and several sold in a gallery show and now we have a collection that is available for purchase here. These were fun to do and I feel like I learned something new with each one and then I took chances and decided to move them forward in different ways and even tried color palettes I'm not altogether comfortable with. If you are interested in any of these just email me. All purchases are easily paid through Pay Pal right here and the cost is $95.00 each. I will bill you separately for shipping which won''t be much considering how small the paintings are. To identify each one just tell me which one it is in the order that it is featured. Thank you!
I have been working on a collection of 6x6 originals and they started out as abstracts then they moved over into landscapes now I have some ideas in my head for a much more modern abstract approach. Here are a group of four - but there are several others complete as well. Each panel is created in acrylic on wood panel - the size is an uncomplicated 6x6x1.5 so you can easily pop several of these on a wall unframed. I start out with one base color - then I start adding layers...then I sand it to bring out the layers beneath and I love leaving just a bit from the very first layer - it's like a hidden bit of information. I can see these as a salon wall - a collection of maybe four...or 8 or maybe even sixteen. What about a row...going down a long hallway. What a statement that would make. I priced them at $95 each and Free Shipping for US buyers. Go directly to my Pay Pal checkout at www.paypal.me/tuesdaymoon Thanks and have an artful day.
My minimalist landscapes tend to be my best selling so I created another set of four with updated colors. The proportion sizes are 20x24 & 24x36. I use a digital paintbrush to render them and some people mistake them for not being "real" art which begs the question - what is real art? Art is creation...and if my digital paintbrush is electronic and not one made out of fine bristles is that really a difference? I would think the one handling the paintbrush - no matter what kind - is the one creating the art and this particular brush is simply the tool to get us there. Here is the Merriam Webster definition of art:
something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
works created by artists : paintings, sculptures, etc., that are created to be beautiful or to express important ideas or feelings
the methods and skills used for painting, sculpting, drawing, etc.
I had no idea what was going to happen with these. I layered aqua tones and coral and then added white. Then it needed a touch of green to cool it down and then I had all these fabulous textures but nothing grounding the piece. So I added a structure and it's like everything came together. Something solid with clear definitions fit into a chaotic background that was full of life but lacked cohesion and restraint. Everything connected. So I did it again and then a third time. Only the third time I used blues and greens which certainly brings out a water and marine feel. These are a little bigger than I usually do at 11x14 on wood panel. But it needed the space to create the image. Now they will be framed in a light wood and made available for sell. I can't wait to see how the completed product will look. If you are interested in having these as reproductions as well just let me know and I can make that happen.
I did three paintings of a silhouette of California...then I had a fun background and then I added them to my Etsy shop and posted them on Instagram and the response was...meh...seriously. And then when I really looked at them I was like...Meh.... But wait - now I have three new substrates to paint on because it's time that those paintings go the way of other extinct paintings in my collection. So I painted over them...and this time I painted these...and I love them. I had to add a lot of layers of base paint to cover up the the original painting because I like to sand my pieces to create texture but the original shapes kept coming through. So after many layers and lots of drying time because things dry REALLY slow on damp days...I have completed three 6"x12" paintings. And of course they are scanned at high res for posters. And my hubby the custom framer will be framing them in a birch floater frame and then they become available for sale. For now...I will just enjoy. Lesson learned: it's ok when paintings don't work out. Not all are meant to be great...and many become lessons. And that's all...
I've been in the poster publishing industry for 20 years so I know what it takes to sell posters to the mass market - and one thing that really stands out is sets. Buyers like sets - they like to line up art or group art in a space and have it make a statement due to the very nature of having a group. So here are three modern fern images - and yes each image is the same. However...they are all different colors and that's all it takes to create a set. And don't you love the picture hanger? I found this image from Shutterstock and all I do is drop 750 pixel image onto the background paper and there you have it. **all images available as digital downloads right here on Etsy.
In 2015 I created a personal art project for myself - to take a photo of my feet everyday. All told I think it was about 120...so I changed the name of the project from 365 feet to 100 Feet and now I succeeded. smile emoticonSo here is a collection of them...my cat and dog joined me in several of the shots. they were taken in several places like San Francisco, Palm Springs, Portland...Hidden Lakes Park....in airports...etc. .
My 2016 Project is 100 Cups of Coffee. Wish me luck!!