Friday, January 30, 2015

Beach Finds

I have always loved to walk, head down, along the shore, to see what treasures might catch my eye. These tiny coquinas I drew first with my new Prismacolor brush markers, then worked from that for my oil painting. I am trying to paint with higher values, so the initial shadow shapes had to go much lighter to achieve the softness I wanted.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I'm not sure why I'm feeling the need to change the way I'm painting, but somewhere is the feeling that I want to show things differently. I don't know exactly how to do this and admit experimentation and leaving whatever comfort zone I'm in is nerve wracking.
Which is okay.

Plein air painting in a lovely spot scraped down the next day, shapes unified and a three value structure applied.

Hmm, clarity comes next. Or maybe not.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A little different

Trying out these Prismacolor brush markers French Grey 10%, 50%, and 90%. Something to use to get a more abstract start to things. Want to experiment a little. My first attempt. 
Why not? 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

It's almost spring

I've been working on this painting always trying to be more abstract while wondering how far to push it and stay true to the source. Will color or shape be the driving force? I've done a lot of taking paint off in the process!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

So grateful to be here sharing this part of my journey. Lots of possibilities for the New Year, being awake and alive allows me to be in the creative flow that surrounds us all. 

I may have plans, ideas and goals, but I intend to be open and willing to travel unknown paths, trust instinct and intuition, and stay true to myself.

This painting is a step along the way.