Sunday, June 30, 2013

in the studio

After finishing up the drawings last week, I was ready to get back to painting. And, lucky for me, I had some canvases donated to me, so I didn't have to reclaim any of my paintings to make new ones. I started off the week working on a new large, 3 paneled piece called and so it begins again. It has ink and acrylic and walnut ink. I was disappointed to learn just now that walnut ink is somehow not water safe. I guess I never used it in a way to discover this before now. I just put a yellow wash over part of this piece and all my walnut drips bled. I guess it is better to learn this now, in the early stages rather than right at the end.

and so it begins again, 36" x 90" wip,
before I added the cad yellow wash which made all those walnut drips bleed.
I also started and finished love wins. I was so happy after the DOMA and Prop8 rulings and this was the result of that. An odd iridescence happened at the bottom when I added in red ink. It looks slightly yellow. I got back to recording time lapse of the painting with this one, and I will include a clip at the end.
love wins, acrylic and ink on canvas, 32" x 32"

Back to the #art365 landscapes: I signed up for a project called Something for You, Something for Me  organized by nwiCreative. Participants were paired up with the idea of a creative swap. I was partnered with a designer who said Taltree Arboretum was one of his favorite places. So I painted this view of Taltree for him. 
taltree, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"
 I also went back through some old pics from the Indiana Dunes and did this series. I am particularly happy with beach house blowout.

beach house blowout, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

leeward, acrylic on paper, 7" x 5"

shoreline, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7"

And the love wins clip...