My latest paintings in acrylic

It seems I've been doing a lot of painting, but not a lot of posting. I think it's because I'm so disappointed with how the colors turn out in photo. ;-((

Here are the latest.
This one has been an exercise in progress. I just kept hating it, revisiting it. It's quite dark now, but it's finally acceptable to me.

This next one is my tantra inspired painting. For my 2010 dream board?

This one I did last night. Very dramatic. Buddha emerging from the ruins.

I worked on this following one again, because I didn't like some of the colors. They came out better, although you'd never know it from what they look like on here....

If anyone has any suggestions on how to get photos that do my work justice, I'm all ears.


  1. Sox,

    As usual your work blows me away. Cool idea to remove the lace and leave the imprint on that last one.

    In terms of getting more realistic colors. If you've been using a flash, don't. Find somewhere to stand your art with a window behind you (not behind the art) so that you get natural light on it.

    As an alternative put something in the same picture that you know to be black and white. Use those before you crop the picture to get true color in Photoshop - if you have Photoshop.

    Those are my two best ideas to help get correct colors.


  2. It's hard to post about that many--but I like #2,3,5,6,7. Now that's not to say I don't like the others, just i like these best! The Calligraphy one is really neat-like it a lot and i really like the very last one and the "dark" one invites you into the center of it.
    In terms of realistic colors, I agree with Vicki--see if you can find a place near a window to photograph, so you don't have to use a flash--also, I can't ever take photos of artwork in my red studio, because it always turns out with a reddish yellow cast to it.

  3. You are very talented with creating wonderful textures and color combinations.

  4. I really like your backgrounds. I'll be interested to see where you take them.
    Happy New Year...

  5. I REALLY like the orange and blue calligraphy picture. The others are all nice in their own way but that one really sings - to me at least.

  6. Sox! I'm so glad I came to look at these. They have so many wonderful textures...and the colors - Oh, I just love the colors. I can't imagine them being any better! Ever been to an art show or a gallery where you would give anything just to run your hand over the painting to feel the textures? That's what I think when I see your paintings. Paint more and post more, Pronto! You are so wonderfully talented!!!!

  7. I really like your paintings! It's amazing how most art looks way better in person than online. Wish I could help you with that, but I struggle with it as well. Keep up the good work!

    Nina in San Diego

  8. Hi Sox,
    you may be rather disappointed in the way the colors look in photos compared to real life, but from where i am sitting they are absolutely amazing, including the colors. your work is beautiful.

  9. Sox,

    These paintings are fantastic! I love the colors (even if they are different than what the real things are) and your textures are absolutely breathtaking! Beautiful work!

  10. Those are beautiful Sox. You're really getting the hang of it now. :) I think the Budda piece is my favorite. The textures surrounding him are wonderful and he really does look as if he's been "unearthed".



  11. Hi Sox,

    I absolutely LOVE your paintings! They are right up my alley, just like I too love to paint. There's something so freeing about each of them; they are so unstructured, yet so full of balance.

    Thank you so much for sharing them, and mostly for inspiring me to "get with it!"

    Mary Hicks
    Worcester, MA

  12. is the tantra painting for sale?


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