When the world gets too loud, I take refuge in my paintings.
Rediscovering the simplicity of this painting which has recently been receiving a lot of traffic.
I have renamed it: ‘The Theatre of the Mind’ after the inspiring teaching of Dr Maxwell Maltz.
Over the years, I have painted many portraits of my daughter, Maria. This one below is probably one of my favourites. Actually, as I am writing out this post I am getting an idea for the next post, which could be a presentation of all of the portraits together. Well, for now, here is a simple Silhouette painting of a Mother and Daughter sharing a special moment.
I got up early this morning eager to continue my work from yesterday on my lady and man painting. After many weeks, I’m done!
A quick little study piece.
For me, there is nothing quite as exciting as painting a little silk cloth! My method with this little painting has been: grisaille and over glazing in acrylics to achieve the shine and deep colour.
Working on this beauty today…
I had forgotten just how much I enjoy painting still-lifes! More of these to come I am sure. Here’s one in acrylic I painted over the weekend for my kitchen. I love the simplicity of this composition. And I love the way the black (the queen of all colours ) makes all the other colours vibrate. After I photographed this I gave it a heavy coat of boat varnish to protect it from the usual kitchen splashes! This also caused the colours to jump out even more.
Today I completed this art deco painting which will be a headboard over a bed in our home. I am a huge admirer of artist Tamara de Lempicka. Those familiar with her work will see a resemblance to one of her paintings in this piece. I will give it a high gloss varnish tomorrow and will hopefully have the time to paint a Versace inspired frame for it too.