Bat Fear, 12″ x 36,” nearing completion

Bat Fear just sketched out, Sept. 16th

Bat Fear just sketched out, Sept. 16, 2016

Bat Fear, 12" x 36" acrylic on board, Oct. 5, 2016

Bat Fear, 12″ x 36″ acrylic on board, Oct. 5, 2016

Got further with this this week!  Feb. 3rd

Got further with this this week! Feb. 3, 2017

March 18th

March 18th, solidified some areas, made a night sky

March 21

March 21st, pushed the night sky back, fixed the right eye on the center figure

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Yellowy-green-gold–the color of the moment

I painted a starting layer on these 5 canvases on Friday. Something about that yellow. I got that yellow by mixing yellow ochre, dialyride yellow, titanium white, a dab of spring green and a dab of pthalo blue.

4 24"-square acrylics

Four 24″-square acrylics

60" x 48" acrylic on canvas

60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas

And then I used that yellow to calm down the background in this painting.

40" x 30" board, Robins on yellow now

40″ x 30″ board, Robins on yellow now

Which I realized was much like the butter yellow glaze I used on the last batch of clay pieces—aha! Both of these pieces are at the Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro, by the way.

Kingfisher tile, front

Kingfisher tile, front

Gray Horse tile, front

Gray Horse tile, front

 

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Some large canvases brought back into play

Two of these 60″ x 48″s were started last year, worked for a while, then stowed. I brought them back out last week because I have a summer show coming up at Saladelia Cafe at Hock Plaza in Durham. I have decided to make it a landscape show.

60 x 48, acrylic on canvas, Landscape with Whales

60″ x 48,” acrylic on canvas, “Landscape with Whales”

These both started out as blue sky over an orange and red underpainting. My recent travels to Scotland and Alaska are influencing the imagery now.

60" x 48" , acrylic on canvas, Sky, Land and Water

60″ x 48″ , acrylic on canvas, “Sky, Land and Water”

Then I cracked open one of my last 60″ x 48″ canvases, all clean, new out of the wrapper and worked with white, blue and crimson, umber. I got this dreamy thing.

48" x 60" acrylic on canvas, new, quiet one

48″ x 60″ acrylic on canvas, new, quiet one

 

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First batch of finished of the “50 5x7s”

The first group is done, wired, signed and recorded!

the first ones to be finished

the first ones to be finished

All of them are edged with black now.

All of them are edged with black now.

 

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More live oak studies in Texas

live oaks, black and white to color live oak, charcoal lines live oaks and cara cara live oaks browns and greens watery live oaks live oaks, dreamy greens

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