9/16/10

JONATHAN

Our nephew, Jon, lives in London and is an accomplished musician, song writer, and music mixer. His group, ADULTS, CHILDREN, AND ELDERLY (ACE) plays in several venues in England, and he is their awesome drummer. This painting, done on gessoed watercolor paper, celebrates his creative spirit. Jon is so gifted artistically as well as being truly brilliant. The gessoed paper surface was randomly stamped with an 'ART' stamp before it dried. Several colors of fluid acrylics were flung onto the upright paper and allowed to drop off before the watercolor portrait was painted. Thanks goes to Nick Simmons for his ACRYLIC FLINGING demo at our workshop here in the studio last month.

Many years ago, I squirted staining watercolors onto an upright sheet of 300# Arches which had some miskit 'combed' onto it, then explored what I could make out of the colorful splashes. Below is the result of that very special painting.

6 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

I love both of these paintings - the drips are marvelous. Talented nephew-talented aunt!

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Sandy I really love both of these paintings. Of course everything you do is extra special wonderful,it's something about the abstract lost and found nature of both the paintings that i appreciate. Happy weekend

meera said...

very expressive and appropriate!!!

AK said...

Both these works are so interesting. Great.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I especially love the painting of Jonathan (you know why!). I like the results of your creativity. chris

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

drip drip drop.....wonderful pieces of work...amazing!