Sunday, February 20, 2011

Small abstract

This is the 6th in a series of small, 8x10, abstract paintings I've been working on. Most of my time lately has been spent preparing for the next two shows where my work will be shown. Also attended a meeting of the Eastside Association of Fine Arts which is a large, well run organization it looks like. There was a painting demonstration by Darrell Anderson who calls himself a Russian Impressionist in style. Very colorful with loose brush strokes.

This small painting is titled Fire Streaks.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New abstract

Continuing my new small abstracts. This one is 'Purple Magic" and also 8x10. Getting more color variety than my previous lower key abstract paintings. New directions always are fun.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More new abstracts

Here are two more 8x10's done recently. Will have another opportunity to show my abstract work at an Eastside Assoc. of Fine Arts show in March at the Seattle Design Center. Good to have various sizes of work as then have several price points.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Two new small abstracts

Been busy so far this year entering shows and preparing for them. Finally a few new works to preview here. These are both 8x10 oils where I'm trying to get a nice mix of colors and textures. These works help me loosen up my landscape paintings as I bring new ideas back and forth between my various styles. Keeps life and art interesting. Top one is titled Red Fire and other one is Orange Kingdom.

Entries accepted in Unclad Show

Had my two entries for the figure show, Unclad, at the Gallery by the Bay in Stanwood, WA accepted by the juror. One is the Reflections shown on the Dec. 26th blog entry and the other is the included 16x20 oil called Solitude. Show runs March 12-27. Also participated in this show last year even though figures are not my specialty.