Saturday, January 03, 2009

Above: The painting that is a stretch for me. I hid it (facing away from public view in a dark corner) until I was ready to approach it again. I think I'll title it "al dante". I still don't like it, but that may only mean it's not done yet. Or it wasn't one I did for me. Who knows?

After a screen printing class one weekend, I dragged a print across canvas from the screen, and am now building a cliche Hawaii painting out of it.

This image is a bit faded from the actual colors: brilliant jewel tones. Title "Tales from the Alhambra" after whose-it's book. I'll get a better photo of it when I put on the finishing touches.

Titled "Sense and Dollars" in this one I'm exploring the idea of a recession, fears of scarcity, and the idea that life is full of much more than money... and how much easier money can make things.

"Sense and Dollars" again, with an untitled work that is in progress.

A freshly started canvas, to show how I begin. This is "Talk Story". I will next put down glazes of color/tone to cover the canvas and then go back into the original sketched idea and elaborate on it. The tiny green canvas is another one I'm playing with, having first glazed it and then starting to doodle afterwards.


Soul Level said...

Fun to see the works in progress, and to see the new perspective of on-line.

Dianne said...

Wow, you have been busy with all these works on the go. Thanks for sharing your works in progress.
Do you have a plan and drawing before you begin painting? If you do, do you stick to your original idea?
Love Dianne x x

Steve said...

I'm taken with the screen dragged piece, though there's something to be said for a blank canvass.

mrs. tioli said...

Hi Diann,

I'm finding that I start with a drawing for the abstract portion of the painting, the background. Then I work the piece until I know what recognizable image suits it, and I do a new drawing in paint over the painting, filling in where it needs more dimension.

So, I draw, paint, draw, then paint.

Soul Level said...

Post a pitcher of the Alhambra?