Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Daiy Painting Day 19

Carbon Project for Drake STEM Building is an effort that pairs artists and STEM students to work together on research and a piece that is based on or influenced by each other's work.   My teammate's research is on fractals, never-ending patterns and their application in chaos theory.  My response was to try to represent the never-ending aspect of fractals in nature and the universe.

I will be reviewing the completed piece on 5/2, so any suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated.

Not So Chaotic

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 18

This is the piece that was a result of all that non-conventional material process of creating 20 pieces in  10 days.
Disappearing Habitat

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 17

And the last of this bizarre exercise.
Global warming on sandpaper

Mangos and Apples on cardboard box and wrapping paper


















Peppers and barren landscape on trash


Food line on map of endangered areas.

Drivers to habitat loss on honeycombed manilla folder

Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 16

Almond Grove on Styrofoam

Mango Grove on Foam Packing Material

Spraying on wooden block with grooves

2017 - Daily Painting Day 15

The next several posts will be a collection of the remainder of fast pieces on non-traditional materials.
Milkweed on wooden box

Sunflower on pressed wood

Barren earth on cardboard

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 7

This is why I really should paint every day.  I just don't have the control I'd like.

2017 Daily Painting Day 6

Need to work on control - trying to use more pure color and attempting hard and soft edges - oh Charles Reid - how do you do it?!  As my friend's husband tells her regarding her efforts trying to apply what we learned from our DVD - "Looks messy!"

It truly does!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 5

The other 1/2 of yesterday's piece.



2017 Daily Painting Day 4

I am really behind in my posts.  Big (home improvement not art) projects have taken my time.
I really do want to do 28 paintings in February so here goes.  (Today and tomorrow are really supposed to be hung as one painting - but two canvas - I'm counting as 2 of my 28)


Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 3

Dianne and I watched the second Charles Reid video yesterday and this is my second attempt (yesterday's post was my first)  at trying to apply some of his watercolor painting principles.    The only success I can claim is getting a little better at working with pure color.  I was reading in his book last night on his color theory coming from Manet.  So now I need to find a book on Manet and his color theory.  (I wonder if that is why I love his watercolors so much - Impressionistic approach to color.    I am having trouble with the mix of hard and soft edges that make his watercolors so dreamy and effortless looking.  SO I am going to try do get back to a painting a day for the month of February.



Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 - Daily Painting Day 1 Trying to Apply New Principles

I purchased a Charles Reid watercolor video and my friend, Dianne and I watched the first half and tried to apply some of what we learned.  Not the most successful, by a very fun approach.  Watch, take notes and then attempt what he does.