This is a part of a larger series that include animals and plants in wetlands native to the state of Georgia. I have fallen in love with living in Savannah. As a native of New York, I enjoy the warm humid air and the foliage of Savannah. There is so much beauty to see. I know that I am not perfect, but there is perfection around me.
I never paint exactly what I see. 🙂 I work with what I see.
Swans: 12″ x 16″ on Linen Board
I ended up revising some of the painting. I wanted the water to have more movement and energy to contrast the smoothness and warmth of the swans. I am a big fan of working on linen with oil. Liquin, an oil medium, works great in making the oils spreadable. I still miss the ease and quickness of my acrylic paints. There are also fewer chemicals involved with acrylic. I think there is a softness and smoothness that acrylic does not capture, especially when it comes to animals and people.
Happy to announce that this acrylic painting, Soliloquy by Sea, will be featured in the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s International Art Show in Texas from March 22nd to April 5th.
I decided to try out oil and give acrylic a break. I am starting to really enjoy oil…
A portrait of my dear sister-in-law who is 11 years old.
9″ x 12″ Gesso Board
I was not sure where I was going with this one in the beginning, but I decided to paint from my own imagination. I use a variety of brushes and palette knives over each other to create a composition that I felt capture my mood. I wanted the water to show movement, yet stillness. I wanted to use a combination of free brush strokes, elements of abstract art, and yet maintain some structure and control.