Thursday, August 30, 2007

What's with the blue and green???

What's up with me and blue/green lately? Seems like I'm making lots of blue/green paintings. Oh yeah, I have to admit this goes in cycles. I paint so many orange and red paintings and then something's gotta give and I paint cool tones for a while.The same thing happens with direction since I'm prone to paint vertical paintings so now and then I have to paint some horizontal ones.

Just hope the trend is for these colors right now. I do read up on that stuff now and then but by the time I get around to trying some new trend, it is no longer new half the time. Guess anything I paint will just have to wait for its own special "time" or wait around for the next cycle to come by.

Who knows as this is only the second layer of what sometimes turns out to be MANY layers, but it's still blue/green. By the time it's finished I might be feeling orange/red again! Of course that will be a lot of paint since these two pieces are a total size of 40 x 70".

So much for the idea of keeping your in process stuff hidden until finished. But, that idea is just not my personality anyway. I'm using this blog to communicate with myself as much as anyone else.

Back to work!


  1. I have no idea what's up with the colors. All I know is it is beautiful. I love the layers that you use in your works. They always gice your works just enough texture. It's just stunning!

  2. another little layer is perking right along.

  3. Beautiful blues and green! Are these in wax? if so, your work is translating nicely into the encaustic medium! i'm going back and forth, from encaustic to acrylics and it's been very interesting working from one to the other. Happy belated birthday wishes!!! sounds like a great year for you!

  4. Hi they are acrylic. They are MUCH larger 40 x 70") than any wax work I've done so far. When the winter sets in, I'm going to get my wax supplies back out and go for some larger pieces...but not this large.

    Thanks for checking in on me.

  5. I am new to your blog and found it through Martha Marshall's artistsjournal.blogspot. At first I could not comment because I had two screens up simaltaneously yours and Martha's. Then when I opened yours alone bingo the mystery of not being able to post a comment is solved.
    I am impressed by your paintings and I like to see your process very much.I will be visiting your blog frequently.

  6. Hello Diane,
    Good to know what the problem was. I was scratching my head trying to figure it out. Also, good to remember if I ever do the two monitor thing.

  7. Thanks Mary..........gotta get that one finished up.