Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Some New Abstract Work

This is a new abstract I finished a while ago - I finally took some photos today.  It is 24X36 and has no name yet.  How I hate to name paintings!!!!  I painted 4 more abstracts that I need to post but I did photo them today too so they will be appearing here soon. I am exploring some new techniques and loving it - I hate to be in a painting slump and I am not right now - painting a lot and painting GOOD - that is all I can ask for.  Well maybe selling a painting would be nice!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Abstract Start

I have been painting just not blogging.  This is a painting I have just started and I want it to hang over my new couch.  Yea I know - I always went nuts when people want paintings for over the couch but what can I say, I need a painting for over the couch - so sue me!!!! Anyway I started this on Monday night and it was a blank canvas 36X48 and I worked about 1 1/2 hours on it so far.  I got a lot accomplished in that short period of time and I pretty much have an idea where this is going next.  It looks so small over the couch and it is a BIG canvas.  The color needs a lot of adjustment but all and all it is not a bad start.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Happy Easter

I used to do a lot of digital art but have gotten away from it the last couple of years.  This is something I really want to get back into.  I have been digging out my old books and dusting off Photoshop.  I created this collage today for Easter and I am quite happy with it.  It was fun and exciting to make and I can see I will be doing a lot more digital art in the near future. I want to wish everyone a wonderful Easter Holiday.

Friday, March 09, 2012

New Watercolor

Painted yesterday and did this and another still life.  Still life is something I rarely do and am not a great flower painter - I paint more of my impression of a flower.  Anyway I bought Cuties - they are being advertised on TV and I saw them in the market and bought a bag.  Love them and they are such a vibrant shade of orange I wanted to paint them so the flowers were an afterthought.  This painting is in my Etsy Shop here.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

New Watercolor

Painted a bit yesterday well actually I talked more than I painted so I only finished one watercolor.  This is it - it is in my Etsy Shop here.  I wish I were painting more abstract but that is not the case right now and it is what it is!!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Two New Watercolors

Painted with the ladies on Thursday afternoon and finished these 2 watercolors.  I really want to do some abstract on canvas - if it was warmer I could paint in the garage - but it is pretty cold right now.  This is the price I paid when I moved and gave up my studio but I will work around it. Good thing I LOVE my new house.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two Watercolors

I painted today with the ladies at Four Seasons.  I did these two watercolors.  I have been wanting to paint snow - even thought we do not have any so I finally did a snow painting.  I really want to go back to painting abstract for awhile - I want to paint in acrylic on canvas BIG - soon I hope.  I have some new ideas I want to try out.  I am getting bored with these watercolors ; (

Saturday, January 07, 2012

2012 Invitational Show “Abstract Interpretions.”

I am participating in this abstract show and the opening is tonight.  I am bringing my camera and will post photos tomorrow. Here is the press release.

Abstract Interpretations Invitational at Art Alliance

The Art Alliance of Monmouth County announces its annual 2012 Invitational Show “Abstract Interpretions.”  This year’s show is curated by Oceanport artist, teacher, and gallery owner James Kent.
Kent has taught the Lyrical Abstract Expressionism painting class at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury since 2005.  In 2007, he opened ABstract EXpressions Contemporary Art Gallery in Mount Holly, NJ as a venue to showcase contemporary abstract art.  There have been more than 24 exhibitions featuring the works of nearly 60 artists at the Gallery since its opening.
Kent has invited twenty-one artists to participate in this year’s show.  The invitees include artists he knows from Monmouth county as well as artists from southwest New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area that he has met since opening his Gallery.  These artists are working in a variety of highly personal and individual styles within the framework of contemporary abstract expressionism.  A wide variety of media – paintings, collages, mixed media works, and sculptures – is represented in this show.
“I am honored to have been asked to put together this show,” says Kent. “Each of these artists has a distinctly individual vision, yet the works establish a rapport with each other that is enjoyable and instructive to explore.”
An opening Meet the Artists reception will be held on Saturday, January 7, from 6-8 PM at the Art Alliance, 33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank.  The public is cordially invited.  The show runs from January 7 through February 1. 
The Art Alliance is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00 PM.  For more information, contact the Art Alliance at (732) 842-9403 or visit www.artallianceofmonmouth.org.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Two New Watercolors for 2012

This is my first post for 2012.  I painted yesterday - I had planned on painting snow but did these two instead. I am in a great exhibit opening tomorrow in Red Bank, NJ at the Art Alliance - I am going to take a ton of photos.