12 x 16 - heavy linen paper - big brush - alla prima - Chroma Interactive acrylics - done in a painterly style with lots of gusto and a very deep rooted love for the Southwest. We drove through a portion of the badlands and it is the most lonely place - never saw other people and never saw another vehicle - it is BARRON LAND but yet IMHO it is BEAUTIFUL - the rock and cliff formations are awesome and your imagine can run wild with the history of this land.
I've once again been delinquent in posting - sooooooooo- the next 4 paintings are the results of the past week of my painting efforts.
I watched a video by an artist who FINGER PAINTS - yes - FINGER PAINTS!!! I think art should be fun and IMHO there are too many artists who are obsessed with "PAINTING THE PERFECT PAINTING" WeeeeLLLLLL that does not happen very often!!!!!!
I believe painting should be fun - it has it serious moments but one should always have some fin mixed in! Sooooooo I grabbed me my trusty big 2 1/2 inch brush - my trusty palette knife and a latex free surgical glove!!!!
The background was done with the big brush
The semi abstract floral designs were done with my palette knife
The vase was done with my right index finger - IT WAS A BLAST!!!!!!
12 x 18 with Mucho Gusto!!!!
This was done for my enjoyment and after about 35 minutes I was a happy painter!!!
In Southwest Florida winter is our dry season ----- however with El Nino we are having a wet & windy winter - storms with tornado activity as well as water spouts. The Gulf of Mexico most times is a tranquil body of water but when a cold front starts coming in (ie: rain & storms) the water starts to churn up!!!!
12 x 18 - heavy linen paper - Chroma Interactive acrylics - alla prima - big brush - dry brush - with gusto and emotion.
12 x 18 - acid free heavy linen paper - Professional Chroma Interactive acrylics - A beautiful piece of the Texas coastline - but ----- when a storm rolls in it can become a very dangerous place to be and storms can roll in very quickly!!!
12 x 16 on acid free heavy linen paper - big brush using Professional Chroma Interactive acrylics in a painterly style. Angel Fire is a cool place - great high desert scenery - cool temps in the summer and some nice skiing in the winter.
I love the desert - would love to live in the middle of the desert!!!! It is such a peaceful and quiet place to be and the array of colors one can see any time of the day - night is awesome. We lived on the edge of the desert in Arizona for 7 years and it was awesome!!!
12 x 16 - acid free heavy linen paper - alla prima - Chroma Interactive Professional acrylics - done is a painterly style - using a big brush and spontaneity in strokes.
Every once in a while I add another tree to my ongoing series of "I AM TREE."
This new one - No. V is 12 x 16 on acid free heavy linen paper - done alla prima - using big brushes and a palette knife - the tree was done with a palette knife and the rest of the painting with 2 inch brushes.
The sole purpose of this painting was to portray "TEXTURE" I love texture in paintings - to me the texture yells out "Hey - look at me!"
This was done using a photo of a tree in a hay field in Waco Texas.
This is done in a loose painterly style - with lots of emotion & spontaneity using thick juicy paint.
12 x 16 - heavy linen paper - Professional Chroma Interactive acrylics - done in a loose painterly style with big brush - spontaneity. The Gulf of Mexico water is very much the same colors as the Caribbean - very beautiful.