This piece is made up of two small paintings (3" x 2.5" each) that are matted together vertically (a bit blurry here, since I scanned them with the mat). The images were from a photo I took last summer while kayaking on Crystal Lake in New Hampshire. Steve and I spent a good part of the afternoon paddling about with a flock of geese in the marsh on the other side of Nat's Bridge. Later in the day, they flew overhead in a 'V' formation. I selected two to paint here.
I decided to let the texture of the paste paper give the illusion of a mat for this piece. I chose a dark frame that has soft metalic borders around the outside and inside edges. I replicated that on the paper using iridescent acrylic paint, and then masked that area off and began painting. It was quite exciting to see it all come together once the tape was removed and the painting was fit into the frame. The flow of the lines in the textured mat area seems to add a nice bit of energy to the painting.
Growing up I spent much of my time drawing, cutting, gluing and piecing things together. I never thought of it as making art. I just knew I was having fun. While my supplies and techniques continue to change, my desire to create remains...and I'm still having fun! Thanks for taking the time to view my work.
To receive my latest painting via email, simply suscribe here:
Search This Blog
While I will continue to post my paintings here, information about my upcoming events, exhibits, and current projects can now be found on my newest blog, Inside Out. There you will find the latest news as it relates to both my fine art (seen here), and my children's books. Take a look!