Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's getting closer...

Positivity - Acrylic on 30" x 30" canvas, 2011 SOLD

Wild Garden - Acrylic on 20" x 20" canvas, 2011

Unbelievably, the snow that came up to my mid thigh (and I'm a tall gal) has melted almost all the way. I didn't think I'd see the ground till May with the winter we've had, but alas spring is coming on strong and I couldn't be happier about it! I've even seen some shoots of hyacinth and iris peeking out, and the chrysanthemum has buds. In no time it will be warm enough to get out in the studio for spring cleaning and preparation. Spring has always been my most productive time of year to paint, so you could say I'm just a little excited about it. ;)

Above are two paintings I made along with the ones in the last post. Positivity was sold to a collector in Australia within a week of listing it on Etsy (which was shockingly awesome, to say the least), and Wild Garden, well, I just love that painting and kind of wish I could keep it for myself. These were the last batch of paintings I made in the basement. Now that the sun is shining brighter and the signs of spring are appearing, I'm feeling done with that dark and now totally uninspiring space, and can wait the couple of weeks to be able to work in the studio again.

In the meantime, I've been working in my sunlit kitchen making multiple original prints. I have experimented with screen printing with cut paper masters before, but this was my first hand carved print. Each piece was printed with acrylic paint and once dried, I applied large, wet strokes of watercolor paint. Some dried and ended up being just right as they were, others called out for a little more work.

Cupid Missed 5 - Mixed media original print on 6" x 9" paper, 2011

This is one that I liked as is. The others below got a little extra attention.

Cupid Missed 3 - Mixed media original print on 6" x 9" paper, 2011

Cupid Missed 2 - Mixed media original print on 6" x 9" paper, 2011

Cupid Missed 1 - Mixed media print on 6" x 9" paper, 2011

What are you creating these days? Feel free to share your latest artistic endeavors in the comments section.