Category Archives: light

Looking great in light or darkness

    Unlike the first two photos of this painting in a previous post (the background and the beginning of the pad formations) this one is a bit brighter. It is really close to what the painting looks like in … Continue reading

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It got dark all of a sudden

If you were in love with the poured paint initial version of this piece– I guess this latest version could be somewhat of a shocker. I’m sure it will be hard to convince you that the three coats of paint … Continue reading

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Short dive into the pond

Footnote: how annoying it is to see the background change (it hasn’t, by the way) depending on time of day and quality of light in the very same space each photo was taken. The middle photo is probably closest to … Continue reading

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OMG #23!

This is the first time I’ve been able to create a paint pour background that runs in two different directions. I have something special in mind for the lily pads which will accompany it but will wait for viewers telling … Continue reading

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Probably ripe (cranberry)

It was a long meditation to decide what color would work with that bit of muddy background that I started with. Below are photos from the beginning up till the one above. All that cranberry at first looked too brilliant … Continue reading

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Now what??!!

OK, so does this look like mud or what? It just goes to show that no matter what you do, the paint seems to have the last word. This is my usual preliminary wash, this time for Sky Pads 22. … Continue reading

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Looks promising

I blocked in some of the lights and darks on Sky Pads 20, just to keep myself from getting lost in the complicated middle left section. This one is interesting at this early stage because it reminds me of what … Continue reading

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First EmyLou, now just Lou

A couple of posts back I showed you EmyLou. I can now reveal–since the gift”er” can’t seem to wait until Christmas to hand over presents to her gift”ees”–the first painting in my previous post A Pair of Puzzles.  This painting … Continue reading

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18 down, ? to go

Finished this one a couple of days ago but let it sit just to “make sure”. Then photographed it last night. I had a lot of trouble getting rid of the shiny glare until I remembered that I neglected to … Continue reading

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Time flies

Wow, look at the date on my last Sky Pads post! I can’t believe it’s been almost a month that this one has been sitting around waiting for me. The background color in this photo is way different from the … Continue reading

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