Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Poinsettia - gifted to a friend

I've been playing with the idea that I should paint something I could have printed on my Christmas cards. I did some very cartoon-like Christmas tree balls but that just wasn't it. This is much more like something I would send - the only missing element is the gold gilt edge! I'm always a sucker for the glitter!

12" X 12" Acrylic on canvas

Monday, September 21, 2009

And Then It Was Fall

This is an experimental piece playing with a gel medium on paper - I used the properties of the medium to resist the pigment of the paint. After looking at it for some period it felt as if the colors were indicative of that change from summer to autumn. I used some sharpie makers to draw some leaves over the top and here you are. Personally I rather like the results!

Acrylic & Markers on Arches 140# cold press 9" X 12"