Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Something New

Before Christmas, I started to experiment with Golden Fluid Acrylics. I even bought some Glass Bead Gel.
I want to produce a painting for my kitchen. Something with reflective quality. I am trying the Glass Bead Gel in several different
paintings to produce a luminescent effect. The acrylic painting of the tree is one of my explorations.
Another way to pass my time is to sketch whenever I can. Things get so busy, it's sometimes challenging to find time to paint, but I do enjoy sketching out ideas and inspirations. The first one I have included here is a picture of my daughter and her love. They took a picture at a recent Patriot's football game. I think the resemblance for Anthony is pretty accurate, but my daughter Juli's is not quite right. I'll have to work on this some more.

My second piece was inspired while I was reading The Bells a novel by Richard Harvell.  I found the descriptions in this work vivid and spent a lot of time visualizing the action while I read.  In this scene, Moses has met Amelia out in the city, but he does not want her to see him. He brought a piece of red silk to cover her eyes. Amelia insisted on exploring his face with her hands.
The third sketch is one I did earlier this fall. I wanted to capture my grandson looking at the stars at night. There's a rocket in the picture because I thought he might imagine himself riding up to explore the stars.

Buffalo Rug made from fleece.