Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A couple of paintings I just started...

6"x8" mixed media on paper gonna be mounted on canvas!
A collaging effort started on a 12"x16" canvas....

Here are a couple that have just gotten started.... sure does help to look at a photo of the work. The boat painting I can see has a little issue with the back of the boat. Looks like it's going to fall off, doesn't it. Well, I guess I'll have to fix that!

The second one is the beginning of my collaging effort inspired by Lisa Graham and Myra Anderson. Shhh.... I've never done anything like this before.... I've got paper and glue stuck on my fingers!!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Let's Dance!"

43"x53" mixed media on canvas

Here it is! The finished painting. This painting has subtle touches of glitter in the glasses and flecks throughout the painting. It's a large 43" tall by 53" wide, which would be a nice sized flat screen television!

In my last post, I told you that I was headed out to get some scrapbooking paper, well, I purchased some incredible glitter. I will definitely be using more of that! The scrapbooking paper, I thought oh, I'll just get a pad of that stuff and see what I can do with it. Well, wow! I had no idea that there are so many choices at Michaels! I was overwhelmed! I went crazy, just a little and I am fired up with all my new mixed media materials!

Oh, what will she do next?  : )


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"August Moon"

24"x30" mixed media on canvas
"August Moon" this is the title of my next painting. In the little caption area, I typed in the size of the canvas and instinctively declared it to be a mixed media piece. Well, there you go, I really need to get to Michael's and get some of that scrap booking paper that Little Lisa told Little Myra about.

I am also very very close to finish with the martinis painting... I need a good title and a good photo before it leaves my studio Friday. Below is a small detail of the painting... I will post the full finish either tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday, when I get the finishing touches and a good photo of the painting!
Detail of 43"x53" mixed media painting on canvas

-JanettMarie  : )

Saturday, August 18, 2012

These Big Martini's continue to develop.

The latest...
Yesterday (Friday)...

This painting is really coming along, I have another bunch of hours into this...
The top image is the latest version. I've changed the lime on the glass and worked on the background more.  I'm not sure if I have the lime quite right yet... I'll keep looking at it.

Man, this is so close, I can hardly stand it. Tonight, I needed to stop so paint could dry... tomorrow... more....


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

More of the "Dancing Martini's"

A little closer, but still more to go!
To give you an idea of the size, the canvas is 2.5" deep (sides) and it is here sitting on top of 5 gallon pickle buckets!
Here I started to add and remove a bit of color....

 Watch out! This painting is really moving along! See the shininess at the bottom of the first image, that's pools of water!

While I'm here in Dallas, I'm letting the painting rest! Or is it me I'm letting rest?

-JanettMarie  : )
PS: Suzi, Texas is great!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Beginning Marks...

43" x 53" acrylic on canvas
This is the beginning of the large painting I'm working on. Thought it might be fun to post the progress.

I think I may get addicted to painting large. Building the stretcher frame, stretching the canvas, applying the coats of gesso. Takes a lot of time, but... I kind of like it. I'll post more tomorrow!

This week I'm off to Dallas to visit a friend. I hope I to visit an artist friend while I'm there. I've already checked the weather and it is going to be hot, hot, hot!


Friday, August 10, 2012

"One Olive Please"

8" x 6" mixed media on paper

Hi! My 100 days of vacation with no expectation is over! Ended yesterday, the 8th of August.

I had this painting started but not finished, so.... here it is, just in time for the weekend! It is small compared to the first spirit painting I did, but wait until you see one that I am currently working on! It is 43" by 53" and it is fun! I have a deadline for that one so you will be seeing it soon! In the mean time... have a great weekend!