Saturday, December 31, 2011

Helen Frankenthaler experiment

I tried to do my imitation of Frankenthaler. I started with a simple five circle design in thick, black acrylic, then applied very thin coats of red, yellow and black acrylic. Did it work?

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Red Strokes On Blue & Blank Space

This was an experiment to see what a dried acrylic paint undercoat does to overcoats of paints. As expected, it darkened the red. Now I'm wondering if there can be an undercoat that can lighten it.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

The basket

Forground done with acrylic paint. Background painted with watercolor crayon, smeared with gesso

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I decide to do a piece with my signature, so I did some experiments with color and came up with this. It strikes me as incomplete. Perhaps some texture or something else could be put in the blue field? What di you think?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

b&w strokes on color

12 by 16 inch canvas pannel black & white acrylic strokes on water color smeared with gesso

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fishes, blue & green

blue done with water color on blue typing paper

green done with acrylic on 8 by 10 panel

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011


8 by 10 inch panel painted with blue acrylic with pieces from colored typing paper