Monday, September 20, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thanks everyone for your support of my 30-painting Acrylic Project. Here are the paintings that went to new homes. A couple went into the trash and a few more have an undecided fate.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Monday, August 23, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
I'm still at it. A nice woman who purchased one of my paintings sent me a photo of how she has it displayed in her home. She agreed to have the photo shared with you.
I love it! It didn't occur to me that it could be left unframed. What a great idea. Thanks so much, Brie for sharing this with me. Because of this, I am now painting my edges...sorry I didn't think of it before.
Friday, August 6, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Well, I'm three paintings in on The Acrylic Project. I actually have a book on acrylic but as with any medium, it's the easel time put in that really counts. Follow me and The Acrylic Project on Instagram.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Every couple years I return to acrylic in an attempt to bond with that medium (no pun intended). I know the problem isn't the medium, it's me.
This time around, I am giving acrylics more respect. I have set up a separate work station just for them I have given them recognition as The Acrylic Project 2021.
Here is Number 1, title "So I Changed My Attitude." I have to say I am very pleasantly surprised about what a difference a change of attitude makes! I enjoyed the process and am pleased with the result.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Life is getting back to the normal of a few years ago for me. With more opportunities to show work in places other than online, and because I've had a great year selling larger paintings, I have been re-thinking the direction of my work for the coming year. I will be painting larger for the foreseeable future.
Summer is here! Happy summer everyone.
Friday, July 16, 2021
I have been getting many inquiries lately about prices of my paintings and also am learning that there seems to be a demand for prints of my work (again). I used to sell prints but at some point I ran out of inventory and didn't go there again. Until today. Offering my first new print in my new "store" (BBNewton DPW Store) on my DPW Gallery website.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Look what I found tucked behind my pastel easel. Arboretum Winter Color painted in 2013. It got as far as framing but then I unframed it to have it photographed for one of my print publishers. Because it was quite large, I tucked it safely away against the wall, unframed, and forgot about it. When I came across it last week, it begged to be reworked.
|Arboretum, Winter Color, pastel, 24x24 inches, 2013. |
Painted using the same scene as the reference photo.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Ahh...things are beginning to get back to normal for artists. There are opportunities to show art in-person in addition to online. Because of that, I've been framing work for "Small Packages" at Women Painters of Washington (WPW) Gallery and for the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists (PSG) Summer Sale.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Today Pinterest brought up a tiny thumbnail of a gorgeous painting. I clicked on it to see who painted it and was surprised to see that I did! It was from March of 2016, titled "Wild," and sold to Sandy D.
|"Wild," 5x7 pastel sold|
This month I have been working in pastel again after more than a year working in oil. I'm painting for my annual Super Summer Sale and also to enter a few upcoming shows. Once again, I'm striving to paint with abandon and because of that I was interested to read my text from 2016 when I posted "Wild" on my blog.
"Sometimes I push a pastel painting past the point of no return. When the words "labored, contrived, sweet, pretty and cute" come to mind, it is time for me to hose it off (Wallis paper), brush it off (most other papers) or get the baking soda out (Pastelmat).This painting was a big mess (well, as big a mess as a 5x7 can be). I finally took most of the pastel off and began again with ABANDON. Yay! I'm happy with it now."
|"Bliss," pastel 10x8 inches|