Abstracts
Dreams of Nature
acrylic
Gallery 1: Pearls
Dreams ofNature
acrylic
Gallery 2: Cells
Silk Fusion
Gallery 3: Dwellings
Gallery 4: Natural Disasters

 

Interpretation of dreams was popular even in Bible times, and some psychologists use dreams as an analytical theory today.  These images seemed dream-like to me since I usually paint realism.

 

Pearls: This process is difficult to achieve as the cells have a mind of their own and start forming soon after the canvas is tilted and continue to form for up to forty minutes.

 

Cells:  Part 2 of the Dreams of Nature series are fluid acrylic using the cell method.  Originally cells were made by adding oil to the paint. I have done these without the addition of oil. It is a process that requires lots of stirring and mixing to exactly the right consistency of the cell paint.  The puddle paint is  added after the base coat of house paint is put on the surface.

Gallery 3: Dwellings are everywhere and are used by animals, humans, insects, and such. In this series of silk fusions, I have attempted to include creative places to hangout or to live.

Gallery 4: Mount St Helen’s volcano was the first natural disaster that I experienced up close. More recently the fires in California, especially Paradise where I lived as a child, left me saddened by the devastation and the loss of lives. It seemed fitting to express my feelings in this series of work.  

 

Gallery 1
acrylic pearls
Gallery 2
acrylic cells
Gallery 3: Dwellings
Silk fusion
Gallery 4: Natural Disasters
Silk Fusion

Silk fusion also know as silk paper. It is normally made to use book covers and other types of crafts. I decided it would make wonderful wall art, so I set out on an adventure with several themes in mind for this.  I love this medium since it is full of surprises, much like etching that I did many years ago. It’s the element of surprise that excites me.