Tag Archives: sun

That Big Round Ball in the Sky

A sun or moon in the sky is a favorite recurring theme of mine. Here are postcards from March 2018 that show you some more examples of sun or moon (even I don’t always know which is which, or maybe, both at the same time?)

 

Imagination and Re-Imagination

The last two small paintings from the group I did not too long ago.

Actually, the gesturing person is a re-do of an earlier mixed media piece. I wasn’t satisfied and so I thought I’d see if I couldn’t get closer to something that I liked.

Now I am quite content. I think the figure stands out against the background as I was hoping it would.

And the blue sun – well, I think that I may have painted a landscape found on a planet far far away…

(Acrylics/mixed media on 3/8″ board, 6″ x 6″)

Small, Just Small

Here are some Artist Trading Cards I did some time ago. I drew the little scenes on paper (I had a tiny little spiral pad just the ATC size). Later I gave the drawings pale washes of color using acrylic paints. Then I glued them on to cardboard pieces cut to ATC size.

I love tiny little pictures like this.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

If it were yesterday, I would be saying “here today, gone tomorrow” about this most recent group of rock ladies. But of course, yesterday I did not know what I know today.

I put them in the grotto at Lorimer Park to replace the ones that left last week. These ladies were smaller than the earlier ones – I pick up stones that wash down from the rock walls in the area of the trail, and I try to match up stones that will stand up securely and are also similar in size. These ladies were short.

Anyway, I put them in their spot yesterday morning. This morning – they’ve already taken someone’s eye and gone on their way!

The three on the left are the ones who have traveled on. I like to place them in groups of three. I still have the other one - I'll find her some companions and until then she can wait here at my house.

The three on the left are the ones who have traveled on. I like to place them in groups of three.
I still have the other one – I’ll find her some companions and until then she can wait here at my house.

Not knowing any of this, I had brought along this lady painted on a wood chip – she’s now in one of the abandoned train control boxes. About a mile or so from the grotto.

I’ll look for her tomorrow…

Bright Horizons

Here are some more of those little acrylic paintings I did back in December.

Paintbrush at Work

I’ve been painting a lot recently. As I think I have said earlier, it’s easier on my hand, which is recovering from complications of a fall and surgery. And, I have just felt like painting. Not so much painting something, but painting anything – sweeping the brush across the surface, moving paints around, seeing what results.

So here are some of the results. They are all done on masonite and I used acrylic paints.