Posts Tagged ‘acrylic painting’

Etsy Shop

Etsy Shop

You can purchase my original abstract paintings, mixed media collages, handpainted scarves, and Hudson art on Etsy. Etsy is a wonderful online marketplace designed just for artwork and unique handmade items. If you are in the Hudson area, you can also buy on Etsy then pick up at my Hudson studio to save the shipping […]

Art Classes for Fall 2015

Art Classes for Fall 2015

Now that the weather is cooling off, it’s time to get out your paints and pens and join an art class! The Art Journaling and Sketching groups are “drop-ins”, so show up when you can. The collage and painting classes have definite start dates, so register before they fill up! And BYOB painting parties? Well, they are just […]

Art Classes for November and December 2014

Art Classes for November and December 2014

The year is winding down and I know we are all getting busy, but taking the time for a colorful and creative art class will make all the difference! My classes are “drop-ins”, meaning you can one time or every week. It’s up to you! We’ll do something different every time. Whether you’re a beginner […]


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 […]

Polar Vortex 2

Polar Vortex 2

Another painting inspired by the Polar Vortex of 2014. (I can’t help it. I love the name!) Again, trees backlit by the sun. The scene was inspired by photos I took from my dining room windows on January 7, 2014. 12 x 12 inches acrylic paint on paper, attached to canvas  


Polar Vortex 1

Polar Vortex 1

The Polar Vortex in early January 2014 provided plenty of inspiration for a series of paintings. During the inclement weather, I took photos of the frost coating my dining room windows. Though I’d planned to use the frost as inspiration, the landscape itself became the source for this painting. It’s very dark, as the trees […]

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

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 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.



 
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