Since I have been busy preparing for Christmas, I have been working on small paintings. I finished 15 paintings of gourds. That will be all for this year since they deteriorated and I had to throw them out. Here are my last small paintings and a larger one that I started months ago and finally finished. I tend to clean the studio at the end of the year. Click on any image to make it larger.
I was experimenting with a loose approach to the backgrounds of these two pastel paintings of birds. I used Gamsol freely with the pastel, brushes, paper towel, etc. The birds I kept in sharper focus.
My friends have me spending most of my time with multimedia work. I am experimenting with acrylic gels, molding paste, collage, crackle paste, etc. This piece is called “Light of the World” which is fitting for Advent and the coming of our Lord.
This abstract was done with acrylic on tissue paper, altered magazine paper, acrylic paints, crayon and a satin varnish.
Since this will probably be the last post of the year, I hope that you have peace, happiness and prosperity in 2013.