For the Love of Flower Power

 Testing!    The painting in the middle is already sold.    The end piece shows some of the texture.

Testing!    The painting in the middle is already sold.    The end piece shows some of the texture.

I have been testing out some paintings for an upcoming group show in October. We will all be creating different artwork on old record albums. This has been a great deal of fun if a little challenging! I am having to test out different ways of creating texture and deconstructing without cracking the albums. I am having good luck with using both clear and white gesso, then adding thin layers of fluid acrylic paint mixed with GAC 100, a little charcoal and then using ink for the line work. The ink behaves completely differently on the album than it does on paper...there were some messes made and lessons learned...HA. Baby wipes and rags have been super useful for gently adding and removing paint. 

The floral imagery and prints are inspired from a class I am taking with Pauline Agnew called "Flower Power".  I do not usually paint florals or landscapes, my true love is always creating expressive faces and figures. But this summer of crazy times has called for some time-outs from all the intensity and relaxing into nature's beauty. As always, I am learning so much from Pauline, and not just about creating floral paintings. She is really an excellent teacher. 

 "Hope in the Garden" 22" x 30" acrylic and ink painting on Fabriano watercolor paper SOLD

"Hope in the Garden" 22" x 30" acrylic and ink painting on Fabriano watercolor paper SOLD

Here is another example of some of the work I have been doing this month. This painting sold within an hour of posting on Facebook, so thankful for the people who love and support my work.

I will post the information about the group show soon. If you are in the Portland area, I hope you will come by and take a look!