Monday, January 30, 2012

That First Embrace

If you remember, I'm presently working in a more intuitive fashion with this next series of abstract paintings. Trying different techniques to see what comes out of me. To hold nothing back and relax, as the old saying goes, "Let it all hang out, Baby". This time, saying no to that critical voice before it speaks up and stirs the pot. This experimental process stops me from coming to the blank canvas with a preconceived idea, but rather come in an experimental mode of right brain thinking and be surprised by the results. Naturally, some simple editing near the end is necessary, but not at the beginning of the process or during the middle. Just a little adding of more colors here and there, and then STOP!
I've noticed the process of painting goes a little faster and frees me creatively in great strides more than ever before. I've been technically trained in art, so it's been hard for me to put that left brain training aside and just paint intuitively. 

Honestly, I'm more pleased with my work and hope this trend continues. This painting process, required lots of paint and is very messy, since I'm throwing paint at times. I did this outdoors with a plastic drop cloth on the ground, basically, marbling paint throughout the canvas until I get the desired effects. I wish you could see the details in person, up close. I like it, and I hope you do. I've got another one coming in the same style as this one. In this painting, I see the experience of embrace when a man meets a woman. Reminds me of when I first met my husband, Mike. He got out of the car, right away his hand raised his baseball cap off of his head and he threw his arms wide open towards me for a hug. I knew then, I was "hooked". The rest is history. Now, when I asked my husband what he saw in the painting, he said, "Smurfs in a blender!". Oh well, so much for the romance dept. Maybe, next time. I'm just have to settle for the embrace for now.

That's what's happening in my studio. Feel free to comment, I love hearing from you. And again, this painting and others are listed on eBay for purchase. Thanks for "visiting". Stay tuned for the next painting in this series of intuitive paintings.
Allison

P.S. My brilliant husband also said, I'd probably get more views on eBay if I give the painting his title. You know what, sadly, he's probably right. 

"The Embrace"
36" x 24" 
Acrylic


Close Up

Friday, January 27, 2012

Then Came Turquoise

So what's on the easel for today, you ask? Well, I'll be happy to show you. Something fun. I'm presently working on a new intuitive series. Basically, the process of this painting is this, I paint layers of color and I use a scraper (the fun part) and move the paint where I want it to go. Then I see the interesting colors that form and the movement of the paint. At times, I literally squeeze out paint from the tubes onto the canvas to get that punch of color right where I want it. Some areas of paint are scraped away and some are left behind. I go through large amounts of paint, but the look is worth it. This is a very large painting
Hope you like, "Then Came Turquoise". It came to show off.

"Then Came Turquoise"
40" x 30"
Acrylic
Gallery wrapped canvas



 Close Up 


Another Close Up View

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dancers: When There Was Nothing Else She Could Do, She Danced

I decided to try out a wood panel to paint, many artists prefer painting on wood panels. I agree with them in their opinions, there's no bounce or give to the canvas so easier to paint. Definitely a nice glide with each brush stroke. Sweet, actually. Presently, I'm working on more intuitive paintings, rather than having a definite intention with my work. It feels good to work intuitively right now. I'm still working with bold colors, even though I love pastel shades. There's something so clean and fresh about them. But for most of my work, it's about vivid, bold colors. 

While working on this little wood panel, the name "She danced" came to me. The movement of the paint gives the impression of seeing the room spin as one twirls or turns in a dance. Splatters of paint are showered down on this panel like confetti or great delight of the moment she dances and feels total joy. I hope you feel it here, because it was good that she danced

Remember this, when there's nothing else you can do, dance.


Title: "She Danced"
Medium: Acrylic on wood panel
Size: 8" x 8" 


"She Danced"



Close Up View


Another Close Up View


What do you think? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Tuscan Door

Hello there! I've been back in the art studio painting my little heart out. Actually, reworking a few paintings. Here's one I just finished reworking and I'm happy with the results. I, like many Americans love the rustic charm of Italy. You know, the rough textured rock walls, homes, and store fronts that, if they could talk, could tell intriguing stories hours on end. The window boxes that are overspilling with vivid, beautiful flowers, and the cobblestone streets. Ancient Italian homes with heavy doors painted in bright colors that draw your attention and imagination to wonder what's behind that door. Yes, my imagination goes and can get the best of me. But, it was nice free trip, right? Did I take you there?

So that leads me to this painting, "The Tuscan Door", in a lovely turquoise (one of my favorite colors) with red flowers pouring out from planters, terra cotta pots, and window boxes. Hope you like this one. It's available for purchase, just click the link and you can bid on it at eBay. Perhaps, we'll take another imagination trip to a wonderful destination. This way, you don't have to pack your bags or be strip searched. I'm saving you the hassle of flying!

 "The Tuscan Door"
24" x 24" 
Acrylic
SOLD!




Sunday, January 22, 2012

What Are ACEO's, Anyway?

So, what are ACEO's, anyway? 

First of all, ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.  

The requirement of ACEOs: they must be the size of a baseball card, 2.5" x 3.5".  

Art Trading Cards have become so popular as trading cards and can be found on eBay where the movement really took off. The reason for such popularity is it's become a great way to collect affordable works of art from one's favorite artists to trade, to give as gifts, or sell. Even artists are collecting them from their favorite artists as well. They can be sold as originals or editions, so make sure you know which you are buying or trading. There are also ACEO clubs to share your trading adventure of ACEOs.



Hope you enjoy my newest sunset series.


"Sunset I"
2.5"x 3.5"
ACEO
Acrylic
Sold


"Sunset II"
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic
ACEO
SOLD!


"Sunset III"
2.5"x 3.5"
Acrylic
ACEO
Sold




'Sunset IV"
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic
ACEO
Sold


"Sunset V"
2.5" x 3.5"
Acrylic
ACEO
SOLD!


Do you collect ACEO's?






Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time To Move Out The Old And In With The New!

Hello again!

I've decided it's time to move out some of my older abstract paintings to make room for the new. So, here's a great opportunity to purchase one of my paintings at lower prices. 

Here's the paintings from which you can choose.



"Deconstructed Dreams"
Sold!


"Winter Reflections"
Sold!

"Grand Funk"
Sold!

Happy Bidding! 
Allison

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