Saturday, April 21, 2007

Last night's work

Last night I really felt in the mood to paint. I have a large bin of sketches for future paintings. I decided to pull out a couple randomly and work on them.

and a smaller Artist Card:

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New painting

I love painting faces:

(acrylic on paper with crackle finish 9" inches x 12" inches)

Most of the faces I paint are mixtures of people I have known or seen. I love trying to capture the in-between moments of a change of expression.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Inspired by Fraktur:

I have always liked the beautiful combination of Pennsylvania German and Dutch folk art. I love the way handwritten text is combined with drawings for legal documents, and for family records. I am playing with using elements of this style in some of my work, just playing around.

I also love the German Fraktur Blackletter style Fraktur. I have never been able to learn it.
An example of Fraktur document: here

I will be posting my paintings here:

I will start with some older paintings and as I make new ones I will showcase them here.

This is an acrylic painting on wood. The sides and the back are painted black.There is an old world crackle finish applied. It is sprayed with a light acrylic gloss to enhance the colors and protect the surface.