Fearless Friday, Pour Technique

Happy Fearless Friday! Have you heard of the pour technique?     This is a fun technique that anyone can do, the paint does all the work!   Mix fluid paint with pouring medium, which will thicken it enough to pour without being too runny, and stay in place when surface is flat   I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Peacock Dreams

  I recently finished this commissioned painting which is titled “Peacock Dreams”     The client requested a 48″ H x 36″ W wrapped canvas abstract, mostly whites and grays, with touches of green, blue, and gold     The greenish-blue areas seemed to take on the form and feel of peacocks     It … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Heartbeat

This painting was commissioned by a special friend, {who also keeps my hair magically blonde} for her new space in an upscale French themed salon     She wanted an abstract that was sophisticated, yet pretty, interesting, but not too busy… Something to remind her to keep calm and carry on…   We looked at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Calm, Cool, & Collected

Remember this blank canvas     and this paint     It finally came together         I did the gray underpainting with Annie Sloan Paris Gray chalk paint Then vertical strokes and a horizontal band at the bottom with Behr flat white wall paint More vertical strokes with Devine Colors Twig acrylic … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Abstract Painting with Gold Leaf

“I could do that…shoot, I could have done that in kindergarten…”     Well maybe, but abstract art is more complicated than people think       Composition, color, focal point, light, all these things are just as important in abstract paintings as they are in more traditional painting     In the painting above … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Bloom!

A recent post, Be Fearless!   talked about the different ways people are creative, whether it’s in the kitchen, in the garden, an ability to teach or mentor, or an appreciative eye…and even though I am an artist,  I have to remember to push myself too…     Starting today, Fearless Friday is going to be … Continue reading

Creations, Breaking Waves

Let’s paint today.  Painting is not a mysterious magical process, but rather just a series of steps and layers of colors and shapes… I usually paint with a very limited palette and mix my own colors. This helps keep the finished work uniform and cohesive For this painting I used Titantium White, Cerulan blue, Hanza … Continue reading

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