Fun workshop last evening at East End Arts. Below are some cling wrap demos we worked on. We played with texture, color, movement and more.
I am excited to share my light and inspiration in this new solo artist showing at Town Hall in Riverhead NY on the North Folk. Please join me at this simple reception Friday August 5th 3 - 4:30pm for simple refreshments and artwork viewing!
So happy to share the 1st Painting in my new series "DAWN OF A NEW DAY". I have painted many sunsets, but this is my first sunrise!
Excited to share I have watercolors and prints on sale at The North Fork Gallery at the East Winds shoppes! The 1st 4 pictures are prints and the others WC. Stop in and see the amazing work of local artists. northforkcraftgallery.com/
Plein Air Paintout 7/26/19 Peconic Herb Farms in riverhead with painting buddies from ALNC ~feeling thankful
Plein Air Painting ~ avalon park at gristmill in Stonybrook. fun with painting pals from ALNC ~ feeling thankful
Can't believe it has been a year already, but you can now see some of the work that was highlighted at this solo artist show by going to the new page Sun, Sea & Soul.
I have been spending this summer working at the East End Arts creating solar plate prints. The process of creating solar plates can take many directions. The is processed with Ultra violet light in the form of a light box or the sun. Each solar plate can be used to create many different pieces of artwork.
Great weekend of painting in the beautiful Old Westbury Gardens along with members of the Art League of Nassau County. These two painting were on display in the museum for the month of July.
I have always loved painting with Ultra marine blue and Alizarin Crimson. I find they compliment each other, allowing for a myriad of purple hues. Neither of these colors is a staining pigment therefore it is easy to move the color around the paper as well as lift it off easily when working wet-in-wet. Since I have been working in triad combinations this week, adding raw sienna, which a soft and subtle orange-yellow, has given me the ability to create a beautiful array of soft grays as seen in the two 5 x 7 watercolor studies below.
I am still doing small studies in color with watercolors. I am finding this experience very freeing because I have no expectations and therefore the results can not be a disappointment. Working with only three primary colors (triads), there is no worries about colors not working together. All secondary and tertiary colors are created from the 3 chosen primary colors. At first you may think that this would be a bit limiting, but I am quickly realizing this not to be the case. Below are two 5 x 7 quick studies of a rose cluster. Both paintings are done with the same triad [cobalt blue, rose madder, and new gamboge], on the same paper, wet-in-wet, yet the outcomes are very different as you can see.
This was another exploration with wet-in wet composition using triads. Below are two 5 x 7 watercolors. The triad is listed below the painting.
Triad: Indigo, Alizarin, Lemon Yellow
Triad: Ultra Marine, Alizarin, Lemon Yellow
Art is an emotional reflection of life's experiences. Through art we are connected and can share each others feelings. My art is a reflection of the world in which I exist. If you feel something through my art I am glad. We are all connected.