Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Interesting Beginnings

"Curly"  Mixed media on watercolor paper 20 x 16 inches
                                              Available at MarySchiros.artspan.com

   I love making interesting under paintings to work from.  Sometimes those under paintings are pure experiments in color combination.

I started this one with experiments in mixing oranges and blues, then roughed in with white acrylic the mass of the sheep, I wanted to  work up.  From there I worked back and forth with acrylics, inks and charcoal.
   Just thought it would be fun to share the process of how "Curly" was painted.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Painting Too Much?

Sometimes  get so involved with painting I forget to share what I have been up to.
Carnations on White, 14 x 11 inches, oil on gallery wrap canvas
I painted this last year and simply forgot all about it.  Sometimes I get so excited about new ideas that all I can think about is starting the next painting.  This is a really nice painting and it is about time it got shared.  Today I varnished, matted and sorted a number of forgotten works.  Although I would rather have been painting it felt good to get a little organized for a change.
Yellow Daisies, 14 x 11 inches
Yellow Lab, 18 x 14 inches
  Thanks for looking