Thursday, January 22, 2009

Acrylics and Mud

I've been in my studio trying to tame acrylics and paint these two paintings, my nephew and the airport. It seems that lots of my colors turn to mud. Last night I was reading advice from Robert Burridge who said that colors are the clearest straight from the tube, to get in there, lay the color, get out. Like impressionists. And I thought about that. It's true. I try to use my brush like a pencil, and that's not going to get the look I want. So today I'm busy taking his advice.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd show you some of my art collection. I wish I could buy from all of you! I have to watch my budget, but every once in awhile, I see something special. So thank you to all the artists I've bought from. Thank you Alex Tebb, Jacqueline Gnott, Angela HardyKellie Marian Hill, and Andrea Pratt, whose work is not in the picture, but on a shelf nearby. And also, that adorable tiny painting of the cat's eyes and the mice, Robin Leath. I can't find any trace of Robin on the internet, if you have information, please let me know. 
All of these little paintings will be displayed in a more formal way when I can afford to frame them the way they deserve. For now, they are inspiring me in my studio.


Toni James , Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

HI Deborah!

I've been meaning to leave a comment for you, and I finally got around to it. I saw you follow my blog, and I just wanted to say Hi!

Thank you for visiting mine, and like you.. darn if the internet doesn't eat up to much art time!

Very nice work, did you get the man at the airport taken care of?

Kellie Marian Hill said...

oh my goodness, I feel so special! just called the husband in to show hom the picture with Filigree and the wineglass suspension in your art collection... -hug-

Anonymous said...

Hello Deborah!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the Mac love. I plan on spending some time at the Apple store on my next visit to the city. That is the way I'm leaning but I'm just not ready yet to commmit.
Your artwork is wonderful!

andrea said...

There's a good post by Jana Bouc on use of colour, but in oil not acrylic. In any case, the principles are the same. You should check it out:
(And thanks! :)

Lexy. said...

Thank YOU :)