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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 …
I have just been given the opportunity to display my paintings in Jacksonville, Fl at the most upscale Antique Mall/Interior Design Center in North Florida.  Needless to say, I am thrilled!  I was given a wall on the main aisle to showcase my art.  They were particularly interested in large pieces of art and I was happy to comply.  It works well for me as my small pieces are in demand here in St. Augustine since tourists prefer something that will fit into their luggage.  But for art shows larger pieces are in order.  So this new venue is a great way for me to show and sell them after the art shows!

     I forgot my camera when the art was hung, so I will have to return to get the display on film for the blog.  Hopefully next week I can show it to you.

     I painted another large painting the other day.  I got the bug to start painting later in the evening and ended up going to bed at 4 am!  You ever do that?  Probably most artists do that from time to time.  I was on a roll, …