Tuesday, July 07, 2015
"Tea with Davy Jones"
Acrylic, 10x10 inches on panel
Imaginative Realism, Fantasy
One of the followers on this blog suggested a seahorse with a teacup, and whew! here it is. I keep thinking I know how to paint but every time I do a new subject matter there is another learning curve. This time it was ellipses in a still life. The cup had a willow pattern design, but I left it off so the composition wouldn't be too busy.
Below is the setup. As you can see, it's basically a still life.
Posted by Theresa Taylor Bayer at 12:07 PM
Friday, June 26, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
"Encounter with a Magic Bird"
Acrylic on linen panel, 8x8 inches
I almost painted over this one, but the painting spoke to me and I revised it instead. In the previous version the Bird was decidedly unfriendly. I decided to make him friendlier, and he came out looking sort of neutral, and I really like that. I also redid the color to give it a more oldfashioned feel.
In the earlier version the Bird symbolized the Inner Critic, but he has morphed into the power of Creativity, which is neutral, and can be used for both constructive and destructive purposes. If the Bird is befriended, beautiful things can happen.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
"Owl Be Around"
6x6 inches, acrylic on birch
At present with all my caregiving responsibilities, I'm doing a series of small studies. This allows me to keep improving my skills and provides inspiration for future projects.
Friday, June 12, 2015
"Well Owl Be" Acrylic on 8x10 Fredrix panel.
Another one of my small studies. I was shooting for more realistic but the Owl said no, it wanted to be stylized, and you just can't argue with stylized Owls. Also on this one I tried out a Zorn type palette: black, yellow oxide, cad red med., and white.