28 Apr

Searching, acrylic exploration #7


Searching, $100, 12×16″, acrylic.

Oh my gosh, I love this one. I’d love to know what you think. I am just so excited about the colors and textures and the movement…

For this project, the first 10 of these acrylic explorations that I post will be available for $100 each + shipping, and I’ll make them available in my newsletter a day before anywhere else, to give newsletter subscribers first chance to take one home. Just be the first person to email me to claim this painting.

If you missed one of the newsletters and want to see the available abstracts, they are here: http://jessiesfineart.com/abstract-paintings.html

27 Apr

Sea, acrylic exploration #6


Sea, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, $100 plus shipping, available. First person to email, text or call can purchase this painting using PayPal or check.

Here it is again, with my studio chair. 

This painting is all about visual texture, and the colors of the sea. It’s one of my favorites so far. Hope you like it.

 

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26 Apr

Swimming, Acrylic Exploration #4

Swimming, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, $100 (plus shipping), available. First person to email, text or call can purchase this painting using PayPal or check.

I love the pink coming through the cooler colors. I’ve been trying to replicate that effect on other paintings, but haven’t gotten to happen again yet… This painting was painted on with a brush and taken back off with the pallet knife.

This painting has edges that are kind of raw. If you look closely you can see they’re white with a lot of drips across them.

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24 Apr

Earth, acrylic exploration #2

Earth 1, acrylic on canvas, 12×16″, $100 (plus shipping), available. First person to email, text or call gets this painting.

If you missed the last post, there will be 10 “exploration” paintings at this price, and then I’ll reassess.

In January when I embarked on this acrylic adventure I pulled up NASA photos of Earth – Thank you NASA for making those available and copyright appropriate for this! – and wanted to try to replicate the beautiful subtle currents that I was seeing on Earth. I used a lot of paint and canvas, and completely failed. But last weekend I finally managed to get close to that texture, and it was pretty exciting. I’m still not there, but feel like I’m starting to understand how to get there…

On a technical note, in order to get the textures I ended up thinning my paint with water. With this painting, in order to make sure the paint doesn’t lift or flake, I tested out spraying on an acrylic medium, and then brushing it out. No flaking! That was a little nerve-wracking, and I’m trying to experiment with other thinning agents.

12 Jan

Seeing Through, abstract acrylic techniques combined with landscape layout

I wanted to push the techniques I’ve been discovering farther – and bigger. I’m not sure if it comes through in a photo, but there’s a layering depth that I am loving.

This is my first real painting (rather than a technique test or study) in this medium. I’d love your feedback.

Seeing Through, 20×16″, acrylic on canvas.

05 Jan

Small Embrace, abstract painting #2 of 2017

While I was working on this painting I was thinking about how the things I care about the most are the smallest things… things that cause complete chaos… and that give life purpose.

What does that have to do with what I painted?

I’m painting abstractly right now. I’m working out some issues of size and shape and proportion and texture and transparency and opacity… And also for me, painting abstractly takes a lot of courage and I’m feeling courageous right now! And while I paint I think about life, and the purpose of life. And this is my embracing of life.

Thank you for looking.

Small Embrace, approx. 11×22, acrylic on loose canvas, ready to frame. The photo below is the raw photo I took with my phone (my camera is hiding again). And the photo above I color and level corrected to show how it looks sitting in an interior room without direct light.