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Friday, September 30, 2016

Day 30: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Melding Body and Soul


Thank you for partnering with me on this thirty day painting odyssey. We have traveled to many places and utilized many visual components.  Today, it ends as it began...with the symbol of the Sri Yantra.  As can be seen in many of my paintings throughout the thirty days, the image of the Sri Yantra appears frequently in both obvious placement and more obscurely in the background.  As noted, mantras are geometrical designs based on the principles of sacred geometry and are often used for meditation.  [See Days 1 and Day 2 for more information.]

This piece utilizes a good deal of texture along with transparent pigment.  I see it as the melding between the physical and the spiritual.  To me, the 'spiritual' is represented by the image of the Sri Yantra, while the 'body' is represented by either a woman in a hooded cloak or a whale breaching the sea.  What do you see?  

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and Enjoy!

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Melding Body and Soul
9" x 12"
Acrylic Mixed Mixed Media

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Day 29: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Spiraling Out of Control


This painting is either spiraling out of control or it's having a bad hair day. :o)  In reality it features molding paste on 140 lb. watercolor paper.  To me it is whimsical, happy and makes me smile.  Who doesn't want more joy and fun in their life???



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Spiraling Out of Control
9" x 12"
Acrylic on Paper

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Day 28: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Serenity 

I'm changing speeds today - veering from the intensity of color to something a bit quieter. Pure and simple, this is my favorite palette: Quinacridone  Gold (otherwise known as Azo Gold) and Phthalo Turquoise.  I felt the need for some deep serenity today and this is what poured forth... 


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Serenity
10" x 12"
Acrylic on gessoed panel


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Day 27: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Windows on the World

Windows, windows everywhere...I enjoyed playing with the concept of windows throughout the piece.
Enjoy!


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Windows on the World
9" x 12"
Acrylic on Paper

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 26: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Standing Alone

Today's painting may be considered a companion piece to the Day 23 piece - 'Leather-Look",  The combination of materials in this mixed-media piece include:  acrylic paint; heavy-weight Indian rag watercolor paper; and corrugated coffee holder (thanks Starbucks). 

The key elements that unite both pieces are the yellow-ochre gessoed panels on which the pieces are mounted.  The two pieces have some similarities and hang nicely side-by-side but are not a diptych.

I enjoy the intricacies of layers of line and color throughout the piece.  Click on the photo to observe these details...
Enjoy!

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Standing Alone
6" x 11"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Panel
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Day 25: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Leo and Lola



Today's highly textured piece is brimming with color and whimsy.  Engage your imagination and have fun with what you see and feel.  Feel free to share!

Enjoy!

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Leo and Lola
8" x 10"
Acrylic Mixed Media on paper 

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Day 24: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

DreamTime

Once again I am painting on heavy-weight Indian Village rag watercolor paper.  It is an interesting surface on which to work and is quite different from most watercolor papers because it is largely un-sized and therefore acts more like a handmade paper.  I have never been fond of using it with watercolors due to its uneven absorbability - however - I do like using it with acrylic paints.  

I have experimented with the paper as a plain substrate and have also pre-primed the paper with gesso.  To my surprise, I actually prefer the un-primed paper to use with acrylics.   Due to the plasticity of acrylics, they do not tend to absorb deeply into the paper, but co-mingle nicely with the paper fibers.

With all of that said, I enjoyed the looseness of line and the dabs of color that evolved as the painting progressed.  Perhaps you may feel the same...

Enjoy!

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DreamTime
15" x 22"
Acrylics on paper
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Day 23: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Leather-Look

The combination of materials in this mixed-media piece include:  acrylic paint; heavy-weight Indian rag watercolor paper; corrugated coffee holder (thanks Starbucks); foil-wrapped clay medallion; plus a small part of a palm tree (naturally shed) from my backyard.  To me, it has the look of of hand-tooled leather - with no cows harmed!   All of this is mounted on a panel painted with yellow-ochre gesso. 

Enjoy viewing all the elements!

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Leather-Look
6" x 11"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper & Panel



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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Day 22: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Starseed


Due to the combination of rich colors and fluid design elements, to me this painting has a multidimensional quality.  It evokes an ethereal sensation which can transport the viewer to a more inward-looking, meditative state.  In the world today - it seems that may be a pretty good place to spend some time...

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 21: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Mt. Muchmore


Mt. Muchmore? - well OK.  This painting vaguely reminded me of Mt. Rushmore - but there is much more happening...so you get it. It is painted with acrylics on mineral paper with its unique soft, suede-like qualities - which evoke the look of a pastel.  It is mounted on a black panel.  I particularly like the colors peeking out in the sky.  Click on the painting to view its many details...

Enjoy!

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Mt. Muchmore
9" x 12"
Acrylic on Mineral Paper and Panel


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day 20: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Under the Deep Blue Sea



I have cooled the palette down a bit to include the other side of the color wheel - with blues and purples.  HOWEVER, as always with me, there are many complex layers of unexpected hints of color that draw you into the painting and allow you to swim deeply into the sea.
The piece is printed and painted on paper and affixed to canvas.


Enjoy exploring the multidimensional aspects of the painting!


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Under the Deep Blue Sea
8" x 10"
acrylic mixed media on canvas


Monday, September 19, 2016

Day 19: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

It's Complicated

So - it's complicated.  This piece has numerous transparent layers and intricacies when viewed closely.  It is painted on a heavy, gessoed Indian rag watercolor paper - which is then adhered to a 12" x 24" canvas - painted with a base of Venetian Red gesso.  I told you it was complicated...:o)
Enjoy exploring  the multidimensional aspects of the painting!


It's Complicated
12" x 24"
acrylic mixed media on paper and canvas

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Day 18: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Saguaro Hug



'Saguaro Hug' is an intensely colored and highly textured piece, mounted on a 3/4" deep wood panel.  It is part of my Arizona Inspired Collection.  It represents one of my favorite color palettes - one that energizes and delights me.   Perhaps you may have also noticed the Sri Yantra sun...

Enjoy!

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Saguaro Hug
9" x 12"
Acrylic Mixed Media

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Day 17: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Daybreak Diptych 

Welcome to Dual Daybreak Diptych - try saying that three times quickly - or even once! The heavily textured hillsides are complete with transparent washes on heavy Indian rag watercolor paper.   The Diptych can work in either direction - so once again it is like getting four paintings in one!  Here is the first view:
Enjoy!

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Daybreak Diptych
11" x 30"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper

Alternate View:
Daybreak Diptych
11" x 30"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper






Friday, September 16, 2016

Day 16: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Heralding Daybreak 2.0 

You guessed it - this painting is the companion to yesterday's piece.  More rough texture and transparent washes. I'll bet you even think you may know what might appear tomorrow...
Check back to see if you are right... :o)

Enjoy!

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Heralding Daybreak 2.0
11" x 15"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Day 15: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Heralding Daybreak


The rocky hillside in this piece is heavily textured with coarse molding paste and is painted on a heavy Indian rag paper.  Daybreak is being heralded by a lone vanguard.  Layers of transparent acrylics cover the landscape.  Or - perhaps it says something different to you...


Enjoy!

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Heralding Daybreak
11" x 15"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Paper

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Day 14: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Google Earth Dual Diptych

Today the two individual coastline paintings have merged into a Dual Diptych.  The water presents its layers of depth while the coastline meanders in and out.    The Diptych can work in two ways - as an inlet and also as a jetty.  View both possibilities and let me know which diptych coastline you prefer...inlet or jetty...it's like getting four paintings in one!  


Enjoy!

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Inlet View:  
Google Earth Inlet Diptych
12" x 16"
Jetty View:
Google Earth Jetty Diptych
12" x 16"

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Day 13: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Google Earth - Shoreline 2

If you have seen my painting from yesterday (Google Earth - Shoreline 1), you will notice that today's painting Google Earth - Shoreline 2 is its companion piece.  It is a continuation of  a portrayal of a coastline as may be seen via Google earth, including the subtle (and not-so-subtle) variation of the water color.
Tomorrow will be another surprise - be sure to check in!

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Google Earth - Shoreline 2
6" x 8"
Acrylic on Canv
as Panel

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Day 12: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Google Earth - Shoreline 1

Having spent a good deal of time sailing the clear, turquoise waters off the Florida Keys and the Bahamian Islands, I became quite proficient at navigating shallow waters based largely upon the color of the water.  Avoiding shallow, jagged coral reefs is a really good idea for the boat's keel - not to mention the reef. :o)   I wanted to portray a coastline as may be seen via Google earth, including the subtle (and not-so-subtle) variation of the water color.

There will be a surprise tomorrow regarding this shoreline piece - be sure to check back to see what it is!
Enjoy!

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Google Earth - Shoreline 1
6" x 8"
Acrylic Mixed-Media on Canvas Panel

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Day 11: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Indestructible Spirit

Indestructible Spirit reveals the continued American Spirit in the wake of the heart-breaking disaster of this day in the past.  It shows the split in our collective psyche - but also the healing aspects that have allowed us to go on.  It  bestows hints of metallic gold and bronze in the form of acrylic mixed media on canvas - including a painted clay piece, a leather-looking painted paper piece, a mono-printed surface and of course several healing Sri Yantras...


Peace...

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Indestructible Spirit 
8" x 10"
Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Day 10: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Between Worlds

Today's painting is a shift to a more quiet, cooler palette using acrylics on 140 lb. watercolor paper.  To me it has an ethereal quality that floats upward.  What do you see and feel?


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Between Worlds
15" x 22"
Acrylic on paper


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Day 9: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

River of Life

Today's painting has been in the works for a while.  Usually my paintings evolve rather quickly.   This one took it's time.  It includes a bit of mono-printed paper, foil, and layers of paint.  Note that the source of the river of life is...you guessed it...a Sri Yantra.
Enjoy!


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River of Life
8" x 24"
acrylic mixed media on canvas
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Day 8: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Zip It!

This painting began as one thing - and ended as another.  One of the things I love about painting abstractly is the necessity to problem solve in order to enable a piece to evolve to its ultimate potential.  It seems to work both vertically and horizontally - you can choose...let me know...


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Zip It!
9" x 12"
Acrylic Mixed Media
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Day 7: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Red Towers

We have journeyed from the powerful standing stones of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland yesterday to the ethereal Red Rocks of Arizona today.  It was a nice trip, right?  

This piece is painted on 140 lb. watercolor paper and mounted on a wood panel. It is the latest addition to my Arizona Inspired Artwork Collection...
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Red Towers
10" x 10"
Acrylic Mixed Media
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Day 6: 30 Days - 30 Paintings - Sept. 2016

Callanish

This painting was inspired by a profound experience while in the presence of the standing stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.  It was June, it was 10:00 p.m. and the sun was still shining.  What was even more surprising was that aside from a flock of sheep - we were the only (seemingly human) beings there.  The ancient site is massive - roughly the size of a football field - and the towering stones stand majestically in a Celtic cross formation.  It is truly impressive.  The bold colors and design  in the painting are indicative of the strength of the experience.

The closest town to Callanish is Stornoway, population about 8,000 - which by-the-way happened to have an amazing Chinese restaurant (hence the Chinese papers incorporated in the painting).  Although mixing cultural symbols, if you look closely you may actually find a Sri Yantra or two.  It's time to get the Celtic symbols out...


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Callanish
10" x 10"
Acrylic & Mixed Media on paper

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The Standing Stones of Callanish
Isle of Lewis
Outer Hebrides, Scotland




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