Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Acrylic Paintings


Botanical Mysteries
18x18
Acrylic

I've been really busy, and I've been here, lurking around other artists blogs, but I haven't taken time to post anything.   

The painting above is one I've been experimenting with, using Patti Brady's book, Rethinking Acrylics. The book is chock full of ways to use acrylics and mediums to make a big impact. In my painting there are about ten ( I lost count) layers of paint and glazes, pours, and drawings. It doesn't photograph well, but in person you can see the faint hint of gold and other subtle color changes. It was an energizing work for me to get lost in. Next time I will not be so restrained, I promise.

Garden Fresh
10x8
Acrylic

This little painting is my entry for Different Strokes From Different Folks. The painting just flowed until I hit that #%&*$ onion! I kept painting and repainting, trying to get the lost edge just right until I was so tired that I called it quits. 

Thanks for hanging in there with me, all of my friends. I think this was the longest I've ever gone without a post, and I'll try to not let that happen again. 

20 comments:

Ann Gorbett said...

Doesn't look like you struggled with that onion. Really beautifully done.

SYLVIANE said...

very good painting, your colors are very vivid and shining

Claire said...

The onions were difficult, and you did a fantastic job! Very nice painting.

Uta said...

Oh Deborah all is forgiven for your lack of posts when you have been creating such wonderful works. You have really outdone yourself. I love them both. I studied Botanical Mysteries up close and loved all the layers. I'm going out to my local bookshop and order that book this morning! Garden Fresh is also a delight and I noticed nothing wrong with the onion. Well done!!!!!!

DEB said...

How pretty! And looking good enough to eat!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Looks like we had similar thoughts on this one.:) Great job!

Paula Villanova said...

Wow...your work in acrylics has taken some really interesting turns...I like both of these!

SYLVIANE said...

Hi, Deborah!
I spent a lot of time to browse in your blog, last night, and I did like your painting.It is trus, we did the same cropping, and I like the shape of your tomatoes!
I t is nice to meet someone who paints with acrylic, most of the time the other ones paint with oils.
Thanks for dropping on my blog, and keep in touch!

Manon Doyle said...

Wow! Two very different but equally gorgeous paintings! Great work Deb!

Debbie said...

Glad your back! This is a winner. I am still working on my onions, they are making me cry.

Chris Fiskaa said...

I think you nailed it with the onion - well worth the effort!

Good luck!

SYLVIANE said...

Very nice painting and cropping.

SYLVIANE said...

Deborah, it is a beautiful painting, your colors are vibrant, your onion is perfect, with a shape of camel on it, your green is vivid, well, your vegetables look quite sane, we could eat them!

L.Holm said...

Hi, Deb! Your DSDF entry is fantastic! The onion was worth the effort--it looks superb. I really like the different textures you've depticted.
Speaking of textures - also love the layered acrylics-botanical mysteries piece! Fun exploration. I've been painting abstracts in acrylics on Rives BFK, and am having a blast!
Wonderful work. (I laughed over your description of 'lurking' around the blog community. I think we've all been there...it's hard to keep up with life and blogging sometimes!)

Gwen Bell said...

Love both of your DSFDF submissions. The crop on the veggies is really nice.

Gwen Bell said...

I love this painting! The sideways drips are wonderful and I love all the fine lines and textures going on. More please!

Susan Carlin said...

Woweee, Deborah- This is super! Love how you cropped the image for painting, too. Take a bow, my friend!

dominique eichi said...

what a great DSFDF

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Wow Deborah, have not checked your blog in some time and look at all I have missed! The onion is great and doesn't look like you labored over it at all!

Leslie Hawes said...

I think this is a winner!