For today’s FirstFridayArtWalk over on Google+, here is the first oil painting I’ve completed this year that I’m happy with. 🙂
It’s also my first attempt to interpret my recent watercolor mini-painting series into an oil painting, and I’ve pushed myself in several other ways with this one, too. Perhaps a bit too much pushing for one painting, but I do like it and I’m ready to try another, having learned a few things though this work.
Forgive the slight sheen on this one. I will need to try and take a better photo later.
I haven’t posted much new work so far this year (!), but here are seven of my most recent paintings on canvas (on 1.5″ gallery-wrap canvas, with painted edges, to be exact).
The first one, “Be Bop a Re Bop,” was probably done in April. I painted out everything that didn’t belong.
The second painting shown here was even more of an exploration of painting materials and techniques, and the painting came before the title (which is almost always the way I work). The title for it, “Running Pops,” was inspired by a wild type of passion flower that volunteered in our backyard this summer; a flower that grew like crazy over other plants. Hanging from the vines were dozens of wonderful little round buds that eventually became either flowers or red fruit, and they look a lot like these shapes.
This painting is still in progress, though it is unlikely to change dramatically.
This painting is also still in progress; it now has a new title.
Now with a new title, I love what’s happening in this space.
I still have a few more in progress. If I finish them in time, I’ll have them with me at EAST over the next 2 weekends, as well as nearly 40-50 small paintings and works on paper. Join me and nine other Cherrywood artists at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Sat & Sun, 11am – 6pm. The Vortex is also planning lots of fun events for children and adults. Check out the schedule, map, etc. on the Vortex website.