Lots of new work

Ok, let's get something straight, right at the outset. I AM a maniac. When I discover something new, I jump right in and explore it from all sides and aspects.

So today, I'm posting paintings that I've made since yesterday afternoon. (It's frightening)
I started this one yesterday. It was all going well, but in the afternoon, I had the crazy idea to cover the whole thing with a background color, and it turned into a mess. So I abandoned and revisited it this morning. The wash of white paint helps a little bit. I did learn a few things, so it's good. 

Next today, I made another one, but for some reason, it never worked as smoothly as the one yesterday. Copying myself just doens't work.

So I switched to a smaller format, to continue my exercises from Van Vliet book. This is an exercise about monotones, blending directly on the painting.

I remade this one yesterday and forgot to take a picture, so here it is. If you've been following my posts, it's the colorful 'cityscape' with gold and glues. I like it much better that way!

This one is really just a loosening  up exercise, with a background made with the left over paints from the monochrome exercise. Very lively, I like it.

This one is painted over a cloud exercise that didn't succeed. My Jackson Pollock period. I think it looks awesome, but that's my taste.

Since I was at it, I also reworked this one. It had turned into an ugly background, so there was really nothing to lose. I sorta wish I hadn't added the gold, but here it is.

And the last one:

I really like this one. It's very soft. No, it's not gold, just raw yellow. It's supposed to look like beach flotsam. Whatever. I have another one I made, but it's drying, couldn't take a picture of it.

I should rest tomorrow. But then I have all these images swirling in my head in the middle of the night, and I usually end up with at least one that demands to be made.
I'm sure I'll slow down eventually, once I get it out of my system. I'd better. I'm already painting over older paintings, or mishaps, but I'm going to run out of room! :-))


  1. WHEW!!! I like #1, 2, 6 and 7. You may win me over to abstract art yet!!!

  2. Holy Moly! You ARE prolific!! You seem like you have boundless energy and it shows in all your new work. I love the red one and the Jackson Pollock one. But my favorite out of this batch is the blue monotone one. Oh my gosh. I just so love that one! I hope you don't decide to paint over that one. :)

  3. I love to know of someone else who becomes consumed with their art!! When I get going I feel like a fire is raging and I can't think of anything else until I can burn it out. Love your work.

  4. hi there, found you from the art bloghop.

    love that you fully embrace the process. my faves are the cityscape and your red pollock. although the one under that (with the gold) is even livelier, tons of movement.

  5. Wow! I also found your blog through the art blog hop. My favourites and no.s 4 and 8, fabulous colours.

  6. Hi fellow blog hopper! :) That was some painting going on! Love all of them. I never seem to make an abstract painting that would look good. It always turns out a mess.

  7. i like the last one too!

    this is such fun...art blog hopping!
    come by and see me too!
    i clicked on you from the 'linky list!'

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  8. I found you by way of the blog hop and I really love your paintings!

  9. Cool paintings! Thanks for sharing your process. They're lovely but my absolute favorites are 4 and 6. I love the intense color in 6 and 4 has a soft dreamy quality about it.

    i found your blog on the Art Bloghop. Cool :)

  10. Your paintings are really turning out great! I love 3,4,5,and 6. I can see your style evolving, getting looser...

  11. Just hopping over- this is so fun. As an interior designer and artist- have to say am especially enjoying the abstracts!

  12. You are really going to town. Love the paintings...I need to be more discipline or live closer to you so you could whip me in to shape...


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