Saturday, October 23, 2010

hair-do 2

finally finished...or at least I think so.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This is a work in progress. It has taken me over a week, so far, just to get this much done. I have learned a lot working on this painting. I love the idea and am happy with it, for the most part. I would do things a bit differently if I were to do another one-which I am seriously considering doing.
I don't know if you can read the top portion or not, but it is titled "the Common Sense Manifesto". The blue around the border is tape, as I have the edges masked off.  As soon as I am done, I will post the finished piece. Should just be another day or so. I plan to work on it Thursday morning in my painting class. :)
I welcome and value your comments.
x's &o's

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

vase full of happy

that's the title of my newest painting. I don't have any idea why i painted this one just sorta came out.
Again, I was (am) experimenting with different things. This time I worked on different paper and in a much larger format 22 inches x 30 inches. It is a lot bigger than I am used to working so it was a bit of a challenge but I liked it. I also tried some different pigments so I enjoyed playing with some different colors. I think it is a happy painting. Hence the title...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

experimenting !!

Okay well as you may or may not know, I am in my fourth year at Maryville U getting my BFA in studio art. So I am doing a lot of experimenting when it comes to painting and mixed media. It is a lot of fun but also a lot of work and the experimental phase can be very time consuming and not always fruitful!
I mean, I always LEARN so much but do not always come away with fabulous art.  Anyway, as I get ready for my senior show, I am still working on pieces that I can use  and also experimenting to keep things fresh :)
Here is something I did yesterday. I think it is fairly successful and I am definitely going to try a few more with this technique. Please let me know what you think too!

artfully, kp