My Paper Houses series, along with two larger watercolors are hanging at Ben’s Burritos in downtown Lewiston, ME. This evening is Art Walk Lewiston-Auburn and the work will hang through the middle of the 3rd week in August.
I am thrilled to have this space to show in. This local business is owned and run by friendly people, and serves delicious and fresh homemade food. And the space is wonderful, with the high, painted tin ceilings.
If you live in central/southern Maine check it out!
Here is the sketch for the next piece in my current series. I redrew the apple three times before finally feeling like the size and placement of it was right. Now that Iv’e got it where I want it, time for paint…
When I began this series, the ideas existed in my head as images of very spare, pale, acrylic paintings on canvas. Then one day I just grabbed a large watercolor pad and started painting. They have become layered, colorful pieces, created with a mix of watercolor and acrylic. A mix I have never tried before. But, I was struggling my way through the first piece, tempted to try adding the acrylic for some opacity, yet afraid to test something new. I had to take a break from it, work on something else for a few days, mull it over…and then I finally got my courage up, squeezed some acrylic onto my palette, and went for it.
The result was interesting. Something new for me. Something I will be learning how to work with as I keep going with the series. Last night I began working on the background for this one, and continued today. Some watercolor here, some acrylic there…New textures on my brush and on the paper.