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                            MY NEW SERIES CALLED - "OCEAN MEDITATIONS"

     I was beginning to feel somewhat stale with my artwork and a lot of people were doing the same work as mine, so I have been looking for something new to try.  I started watching YouTube looking for ideas and Voila' there it was!  It is called "Poured Acrylics" and I am in love!

     Now poured acrylics are not really new, but I wanted to do my own interpretation on this theme.  You see, I live near the ocean, and ocean themed art is very popular here.  That being said, there is a lot of ocean art on the market.  So I needed to somehow make mine fresh and new.  I put my thinking cap on and watched a lot of YouTube to learn the technique while I was busy accumulating the necessary supplies to execute my idea. Finally I had everything needed and then got busy practicing pouring acrylics.  It was NOT as easy as it looks!  It took me almost a week of experimentation and watching MORE youTube to finally get it down, but when it all came together I got very excited!

     Today, I did seven paintings.  Three were 8 x 10, and four more were 5 x 7.  When you pour acrylics, you have a lot of leftover paint.  It runs off the canvas sides and also there is usually paint left in your cup.  I scooped up the leftovers to do the four 5 x 7's.  Strike while the iron is hot, right?

     I am excited enough now, that I actually sat down and looked up "emotion" words that will be used to name the paintings in this series.  I must have written down 30 - 40 words that I liked and that I thought would fit and be good descriptions for the "Ocean Meditations" theme. (update) These names are being used up rapidly now as I go bigger and faster!  Can you tell I am REALLY excited about this?? LOL!!

      As I said, I live near the ocean.  I am fascinated by the beauty and moods of the ocean and that is why I decided to focus on this subject.  Capturing these moods in the glorious colors of the caribbean is becoming a passion that I can get lost in. Each one I produce is studied and then named according to the mood it shows, and so far they seem endless!  It is amazing how just a small movement or turn of the spatula can change the entire "mood" of the painting.

     Now, these are just the beginning of my skill in this area of art, and I have a ways to go before I get to where I want to be, but I am very proud of these and I can see my goal coming into focus.  I have pictures of several pieces below for you to see and please be kind.  I am very new at this and I feel like a young art student again.  But, I am a really looking forward to creating some art that is good enough to be shown and sold! In the meantime, enjoy the photos and thanks for looking!

     UPDATE!  I have now finished enough to frame and will be taking several to my local display locations. Interestingly, on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM,  I have picked up at quite a few new followers since I have been posting pictures of this series.  It is becoming obvious to me that the ocean is a REALLY popular topic and that makes me VERY HAPPY!

10 X 10

10 x 8

10 X 8

10 x 8


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     So I wanted to come up with a new series that I thought would be popular.  I decided they needed to be large and showy, but not too complicated.  Since we live in a tropical area, I came up with the idea of "Looking Up", literally!

     I took some pictures of palm trees from below and began painting them in a simplified form on canvas that is 36 x 48 ( huge!)  I love it!  I only have one done so far, but I know that they will be popular judging from comments I have received on social media.  Of course I have photos below of the first ones for you to see.

     I am not the first person to try this, but mine are different from other artists.  Mine are just a little bit more realistic, yet still fantastic and fun.  Larger than life, so to speak in a painting.  I focused in on the area at the top of the trunk where the palm fronds branch out making the structure very strong and making it easy to see …

     It has been a while since I showed the steps I go through to produce a painting.  I am working on a large one right now, so I decided this one would be a good candidate to go through this process again for those of you that are not familiar with it.

     A friend posted a photograph on social media of a scene on the central coast of Florida.  I really liked it, so I asked her permission to paint it and she readily agreed.  This scene is of huge cumulus clouds over the sand dunes.  I knew I wanted to focus on the clouds so I chose a canvas that is 36 x 48 gallery wrap.  I have the photo below.  This is a really nice photo, but the painting will be done in lighter colors I decided.

     I painted the entire canvas a light blue for the sky including the sides.  After it dried, I went back and it was darker than I wanted (acrylics dry darker, remember) so I went back over the top third with a shade lighter…