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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jet Lag Day One

Awakening at 3:00 AM is to be expected first day back with a 6 hour time difference.  That would be sleeping to 9:00 am Madrid time.  It wasn't so bad because my Muse wanted me to join her in the studio.  Look what we did.  I call it Fire Bird.  

Firebird  12 x 12" acrylic on tile with glass and rust

Firebird in a Gold Plein Air frame

Monday, February 20, 2012

ACEOs inspired by Tenerife

Bird of Paradise

Tenerife Sundown

Yellow Bird

ACEOs inspired by Andorra

Mountainside Chapel

Rossignol Run - this is the last ski trail I limped down before seeking medical attention.  Thought it would never end.  It was over 25 kilomreters

Ancient City of Andorra

Peace in the Pyrenees

Through the Tunnel

Lyon Vignette

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Abstract on Tile

I finally got to use some of the rust I collected at the junk yard last week.  This is a 12x12" abstract, painted on vinyl floor tile, and embellished with rust from a Dodge Caravan, circular paper clips and paint skins.

Monday, February 6, 2012

What a Delightful Surprise

When I went to pick up my painting, Tribal Dancer,  from the Art League of Alexandria's January show, it was nowhere to be found.  When I asked, I learned that it was sold.  I love those kinds of surprises.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Paint Skin Paintings

One of the things I learned from Carrie Burns Brown was to use butcher paper as an acrylic pallet.  When the pain builds up some, coat it with gel medium and let dry.  Once it is dry, you can gently lift the paint off in sheets.  What fun it has been to play with these sheets of paint skins.

Paint Skin Heart

Paint Skin Open Heart

Paint Skin Pig

Mosaic Cow - Paint Skins

Mosaic Pig - More Paint Skins