mixed media

Solo Art Opening this Friday

Busy the past month getting ready for my first solo art opening at Central Studio in St. Louis. The opening reception will take place this Friday at 6.30, which should be fun with live music, snacks and drinks. 

Yesterday I hung the show, and very pleased with how it turned out. I am a bit frisky as much of my time was consumed with getting everything ready, and now I have idle time until the opening. I think my pieces are my strongest yet I have created. Below is a sneak peak of paintings available. 

'Seaside' Mixed Media - 36"x36"

'Seaside' Mixed Media - 36"x36"

Tiny paintings that will brighten up any room. 

Tiny Paintings Mixed Media 

Tiny Paintings Mixed Media 

Dreamy pastel colors with charcoals outlines. Love the effect. 

Closeup of 'Laterns' Mixed Media 

Closeup of 'Laterns' Mixed Media 

Dragon Flower Design

I recently designed a stencil for the awesome artist Mary Beth Shaw who is the owner of StencilGirl Products. If you haven't yet checked out her web site, you're missing out on some fantastic creative stencils.

Below are two paintings I created using the 'Dragon Flower' stencil I designed for StencilGirl Products. These paintings were fun to do and the stencil really opened up all sorts of creative possibilities for me. I kept them simple, and the big difference between the two is color palate.

The first panting, 'Sunburst', the palate is a split complementary, and the second painting, 'Flourish', is more or less primary colors minus the green. I plan to paint more using different color palates. I'm thinking about doing a pastel painting--to help Spring make an appearance soon. Anyone else ready for warmer days?

You can get my Dragon Flower stencil at StencilGirl Products, as well as other super fun stencils.

'Sunburst' using Dragon Flower Stencil

Up close of 'Sunburst'

'Flourish' using  Dragon Flower Stencil

'Flourish' using Dragon Flower Stencil

Up Close of 'Flourish'