Acrylic Paintings

Newest series of acrylic paintings

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Car Show

After retiring from my gallery, I was in a dry space, and I could not think of what I wanted to paint. I ran across photographs I took in 2011 at a car show in downtown Longview, and there it was! At the time I took the photos they did not interest me, but creativity changes with time. I love reflections and painting metal, so this was perfect. The cars are simply vehicles to portray what is happening on their surface. While I have usually worked with the human figure, the car series were a welcome change. I loved painting these (there will be 20 when finished) , and plan on doing more with modern cars with reflections of animals. Then on to do some cityscapes with reflections. I am on a roll with enough ideas to last for many years!

1936 Dodge Pickup
1936 Dodge Pickup

Acrylic on 24X30X1.5 canvas SOLD

Green Machine
Green Machine

Acrylic on 24X30X2.5 canvas

Trunk
Trunk

20X24X1.5 acrylic on canvas.

1936 Dodge Pickup
1936 Dodge Pickup

Acrylic on 24X30X1.5 canvas SOLD

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Crystal Clear

I love glass and reflections. My house is full of all types of glass, so most of these paintings are very personal. I have focused on transparency by using many layers of thin paint with a slow buildup process. Several of these are done on watercolor paper, but canvas is also included. I have used overlapping designs on many of these piece to show the way color changes when it is seen through another color. I have used a screen-printing technique I learned as my years as a printmaker. I have always used this method when doing watercolor, but have recently applied it to my canvas pieces.  I'll be adding to this series.

Floor Play
Floor Play

Acrylic on watercolor paper SOLD

Stems on High
Stems on High

Acrylic on watercolor paper

Up Front
Up Front

Acrylic on watercolor paper

Floor Play
Floor Play

Acrylic on watercolor paper SOLD

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Wayward Flowers 

I In this series of work titled “Wayward Flowers”, I have distorted the flowers to create rhythm and movement throughout the piece. The viewer is encouraged to travel through the piece, rest for a while at the focal point and travel on.