February 28, 2011

Lake Pherics

Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches

While looking about the apartment for something to paint, I saw the latest postcard I received from artist Dan Caven, which you can see over at Art League Now. The original is a collage of found objects, but it made for such a great composition, and one that wouldn't have popped in my head, so I chose this as my subject.


Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches

Certainly abstract, but actually painted from a tiny section of a photo.

February 26, 2011


Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches

Just another abstract study for a larger work that I probably won't ever get around to doing.

February 23, 2011

Thompson Study

Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches

I came across a great painting by Darren Thompson in some art magazine, and clipped it out. It wound up near my easel and surprise surprise I wound up copying a detail of it. Oh, it's a poor copy to be sure, but it was fun to do.

February 18, 2011


Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches

Where does the time go? Don't tell me. It would spoil the mystery. It's been over a month since the workshop, I've been swamped and...
In truth I fell into that old trap of just not getting started again, and felt I should really be somehow such a much better painter than before that I just didn't feel up to a masterpiece etc. Finally a voice said, just get back at it. To add to that voice, Carol Marine, and others, have taken up the torch that Karin Jurick dropped last year that we all missed so much.

The Daily Paintworks gang have instituted a new challenge blog, and just in time (though I missed the first two).

Take a look at all the other great entries and try not to laugh at mine too much. I'm just getting my bearings again after a long break.