Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Illustration Friday - Golden

20 x 20
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

It just worked out that a painting I was finishing up this week also happened to work moderately well for this weeks Illustration Friday prompt "Golden".  This painting started out as an assignment for my painting students.  The object of the assignment was to create a collage out of found images and then to use that collage as the starting reference for a painting.  The result is that the final image has the feel of a collage but has no mixed media in the final work.   We spent a lot of time talking about how images that seem to have no relationship to each other can be combined to create new meaning.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24 inches

A lot of starting fresh in my household.  This insect symbolizes a lot of things that I am not even able to talk about yet on my blog but he will be a good reminder to me of all the new possibilities that arise from things NOT working out the way you had hoped.