Cinq Cerises 6x6 Acrylic on board
Fresh off the vine! And organic too. My latest work Cinq Cerises (Five Cherries en Francais) harks back to a style of acrylic painting I did for several years previously. (Please see the archive section of the Nature/Urban page, also the Spirit page) Unlike my landscapes in oil, this work is linear oriented and much higher key in color. I double prime the board to get a nice brushy texture and do an underpainting of Ivory Black and Cad Red Light before basically dry brushing layers of color on top of that, which allows the underpainting to shine through and gives the painting a nice warm undertone. One of my former galleries liked my ink resist pieces. I like that look too, but it's very hard to control the end result. So as a compromise, I started painting on black gesso and the work evolved into what you see here.
I hope you like it... I'm planning to do more.
Happy 142nd Birthday Colorado!
Bear Lake 6x6 Oil on Gessoboard
Feliz Cumpleanos Colorado! To mark the occasion, here's a painting I did today, looking down on Bear Lake which is near Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.