I’ve been taking a slightly different direction lately – but all with the same theme. Florals or garden scenes with drippy and runny paint streaks. Yes, it looks abstract, but it’s also representational . In my paintings I have been focusing on rediscovering some moments of clarity amid a confusing jumble of emotions. The two digital hydrangea paintings above are just one example of the new work. Rather than letting the drips conceal the images, I use them to highlight the more dramatic colors. You can also see that in my acrylic paintings like the ones below:
In keeping with the theme of underwater creatures. Here is this little floater, all illuminated in golden shades. The background is one I frequently use – a batik watercolor converted into a digital image. I like combining the tactile nature of “real” artwork with the control and effects of digital work.
I am fascinated by the grace and lightness of jellyfish, and have composed a few new digital prints of these ethereal creatures of the deep. I’m sure there are many more to come in the future – partly because winter is setting in here in the Northeast and I’ll be indoors more. What better time to dream up these gorgeous creatures?
As you know, I’ve been reorganizing the site – but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been designing! I have a bunch of new designs that are available and I’ve been posting about them over on my new design blog Sand Dog Designs. I’ve decided to devote this blog to my art as a digital portfolio, but I didn’t want to lose my ability to post about my designs that are available on various POD sites, so I started a new blog for that. Please hop over there to check out the posts where you can find links and all sorts of deals on my art.
Interestingly enough, as I began this process I noticed that my shower curtain designs actually cost less in my own CafePress shop than they do in the larger CafePress marketplace so if you’re looking for one, go here or simply follow the links I put up. I try to put the links with the lowest prices under the image, but sometimes one of the sites runs a sale so it doesn’t always work.
I’ll continue to organize this online portfolio, so make sure you check the pages on the top menu to find new work. Thanks for all of the follows and support!