Abstract Paintings

Sunset

Sunset

“Sunset” is a large, cheerful, brightly colored abstract painting. It reminds me of a sunset, but others have had different interpretations. I always enjoy hearing what others think of my paintings. Title: Sunset Media: Acrylic paint and ink Size: 24 x 24 inches, on 1-1/2-inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

A hot summer day, the flowers creating a riot of heat and color. That’s this painting. This painting is painted with acrylic paints and inks on paper, which is then mounted on a 1-1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted black. It is 8 x 8 inches square, and is signed on […]

Frost Birds

Frost Birds

Now, here are Frost Birds as I’d envisioned them in my photo session during the Polar Vortex. The abstract background colors, tiny bits of white in motion. Simple but very satisfying. 12 x 12 inches acrylic paint and paper, on paper, attached to canvas


Hillside

Hillside

A brisk abstract painting with a landscape influence, it feels much like an unruly hillside with the sun coming up over the ridge. 12 x 12 inches Acrylic paint on canvas  

Dusk

Dusk

The light at the end of the day as the colors cool down, shadows deepen, and twilight settles in. That’s what this painting reminds me of. 8 x 8 inches, acrylic paint and ink on paper. Mounted on 1-1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. It can hang on a wall, or stand on a shelf. […]

Two Imaginary Landscapes

Two Imaginary Landscapes

I’ve had the urge to paint landscapes lately. Why? I have no idea. I’ve never painted landscapes, not really. My paintings are often inspired by nature – by the colors, flowers, change of seasons – but not usually by landscapes per se. Still, the notion to try landscape-y type paintings has been nudging me, so […]


Dancing in the Spring

Dancing in the Spring

“Dancing In The Spring” reminds me of the joy of early spring mornings, warm breezes, and new grass underfoot. But, as usual, I’m open to suggestions and wonder what it reminds you of. This painting is 12×12 inches, acrylic paint and ink on paper, mounted on a deep canvas.  

November

November

“November” is the second painting in a series that began with an imaginary image that I couldn’t quite put my finger on but couldn’t quite identify. The first version is a small, 4×6 inch sketch. This second version is closest to the original image in my head. It is 12×12 inches, painted with acrylic paints […]

Autumn

Autumn

“Autumn” began with an image that I just couldn’t get out of my head – a red shape on a dark purple or gray background, with streaks of light. It was a vague image, but it persistently hovered around the edges of my mind’s eye for several days. I painted a small version first, about […]


Thickets

Thickets

“Thickets”, 8×8 inches, acrylic paint and ink on canvas. I’ve struggled with naming this painting for a while, because it evokes so many thoughts for me. I look at it one day and it reminds me of an underwater scene, maybe a reef. Or sometimes it looks like a campfire, just as the kindling begins […]

Over the Lake 2

Over the Lake 2

This painting of Over the Lake is the second in the series derived from a recent visit to Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. I’m still fascinated by the colors of that day and the windy weather. Get the full story in this post: Over the Lake 1 This version is 24 x 24 inches, also on extra-deep gallery […]

Afternoon in May

Afternoon in May

Bright, sunny, warm and inviting. Soft creamy colors painted in the background, with drizzles of black acrylic ink accentuated by drops of red and green alcohol inks. 8 x 8 inches acrylic paint and ink, and alcohol ink, on paper, mounted on canvas


Imaginary Garden 2

Imaginary Garden 2

Similar to the first Imaginary Garden, but smaller and moodier. Maybe late autumn rather than early autumn, and a thicker tangle of underbrush. 12 x 16 inches, acrylic paint and ink on canvas  

Imaginary Garden

Imaginary Garden

As the seasons change, I find myself imagining what the landscape will look like as we move into the spareness of Autumn. It is beautiful, but in a different way than the lushness of Summer. 16 x 20 inches, acrylic paint and ink on canvas

Over the Lake, 12x12 inches

Over the Lake, 12×12 inches

About a month ago, my sister and I took a day trip to Geneva on the Lake, Ohio. For as long as we’ve lived in the area, neither one of us have been there. The day was cold and windy, unseasonable for August but typical of this past summer. The view over Lake Erie and […]


Campfire

Campfire

Crackling fire on a cool evening, poking at the flames with a branch. That’s what I think of with this one. What does it remind you of? 8 x 8 inches painted directly on canvas. I’m beginning to paint directly on the canvas, something I haven’t done in a while. Acrylic paint and ink.

Memories 2

Memories 2

Soft passages of pink and beige, with drizzles of black ink.  Dreamy but not too sweet. I love the spots where the ink “bloomed” into organic almost flower-like shapes. See the bit along the left edge, almost halfway down. Or some of the areas along the bottom edge. Reminds me of hydrangea? Hyacinth? Or something […]

Memories 1

Memories 1

A small 8-inch square painting in blues and reds with lots of movement. It feels joyous to me. The second photo shows how these paintings look when viewed from the side. They stand out nicely from the wall, or are able to stand on their own. 8 x 8 inches, acrylic paint and ink on […]


Playing in the Sprinkler

Playing in the Sprinkler

Remember when you were a kid and the best thing in the world was a hot summer day, cold water from the sprinkler, and grass between your toes? Thought so. 8 x 8 inches on paper. Acrylic paint and ink. Mounted on 1-1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas.

Thistles

Thistles

Yes, now this is thistles! This one is smaller than some of the other recent photos:  it’s 8 x 8 inches. Painted with acrylic paint and ink on paper. Mounted on 1-1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas.  

Lavender

Lavender

I started to title this one “Thistles” but decided that no, it reminds me more of lavender. Have you seen how lavender grows with the flowers on those long spiky branches? 12 x 12 inches, acrylic paint and ink on scrapbooking paper. Mounted on 1-1/2 inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas.


Summer Heat

Summer Heat

Washes of warm colors and drips of acrylic ink and dots of alcohol inks. Painted, as usual, on scrapbooking paper though the pattern really doesn’t show through much here. 12 x 12 inches, mounted on gallery wrap canvas. The photo below shows what I mean by “mounted on gallery-wrap canvas”. The painting is done on […]

Breezy Point

Breezy Point

Sweeping greens and purples and blacks, painted on  scrapbooking paper. You can see some of the pattern from the paper especially around the edges. 12 x 12 inches, acrylic paint and ink. Mounted on gallery-wrap canvas.

Pastel Colors

Pastel Colors

I have been waiting to post photos of so many new paintings until I come up with just the perfect titles. It bugs me to name things #1 or Untitled or Green because I believe in the value of a good title to lead the viewer through my thought process. But sometimes the words just […]



 
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