A photo taken this morning, cropped and de-colored. Can you guess what it is? I was tempted again to post an image more filtered and textured, but decided on the simple once more.
This morning I took a photo of this beauty of a banjo head; the banjo was my Grandpa Glen’s. I was quite young when he died suddenly from a heart attack, so my memories of him are not robust. But my strongest memories are of his striped overalls and his banjo. I was initially going to add a sepia coloring to the photo or otherwise give it an old-timey sort of feel. But…the banjo head is just so beautiful, I decided to leave it be.
A companion to yesterday’s painting, as the windchill is still well below zero. It’s nice to see the sun, though, and this photo was taken in filtered sunlight. Scraped acrylic on matboard (about 7″x10″).
The wind is really howling outside now! This multi-layered scraped acrylic painting on matboard is in honor of Mother Nature’s crazy wind and deep cold temperatures. Size is about 6.5″ square.
This image (or a version of it) has been rumbling around in my head for awhile now. This small version may serve as a study for a larger piece at some point. Acrylic, ink, graphite on two-ply rag matboard (Artist Trading Card sized).
Painted earlier in the day today, so I could get better light—another scraped acrylic painting on matboard (about 6.5″ square). It’s always interesting to see where and how I place the paint, how softly (or not) I drag the scraper, what the paint does under the influence of the scraper, and what my reaction to the “product” is!
So, it’s late again. I’m showing today’s full painting
(sorry, bad lighting) (I took a better photo the next morning), but also a little close detail of it that I like. Scraped acrylic paint on matboard (about 6.5″ square).
Mixed media: ink, watercolor pencil, yarn, gloss gel medium on an ATC (artist trading card). The “title” is from the fact that I was listening to some Al Green music when I did the first part of this card (playing back the Kennedy Center honors show).
I think I need a better camera set-up—and perhaps try to finish the piece before nightfall!
Another Artist-Trading-Card-sized piece—an evening doodle with colored pencils, marker, and watercolor pencils.
Close-up photo of the middle of a gerbera daisy, noir style. I like the texture that becomes more apparent without the distraction of color.