Friday, February 19, 2010

Sunspots, Swiss Cheese Planets and Leaves

5" x 7"
Mixed Media
Here is an image that evokes the glorious day we are having in Portland. (Ah, the ease of stepping outside without a jacket!) It was painted and printed on a very fibrous, soft paper with acrylics and inks. The spots across the sun were done with a gold ink which, of course, is very nice on the original piece. Likewise, the painting below, done on mat board, incorporates metallic gold acryllic paint that appears as a flat color when scanned.

Cropped from 8" x 10" painting

4" x 4"
Relief printing and acrylic paint on re-purposed paper

By the way, I apologize if you happened to go looking for my earlier post today. It somehow got away from me and published itself. Fact is, I wasn't very happy with the photo of the painting so I deleted the post. :)


Michelle Brunner said...

I ADORE these! The colors are so soft and pretty! Beautiful work!

Gloria said...

Thank you Michelle! I'm so happy you like them. Somehow, I'm not surprised you like the palette -- your own work is resplendent with lovely color! :)
Have a great weekend!

Liv Sørvaag said...

Hi Gloria , Love your use
of colours and style !
So pretty colours together !

And also the painting from your daugther was very good !
B. Liv

Gloria said...

Thanks very much Liv -- from both of us! (I'll pass your comment along to Catherine.)

Heather Kirtland said...

I love the colors!! Reminds me of spring, which at the moment seems so far away. Beautiful work.

Gloria said...

Hi Heather. Glad you like them! Surely spring is just around the corner. Thanks for looking!

Ana Gonzalez said...

Gloria I like how you've mixed the turquoise blue with ultramarin blue and gold. The forms are very interesting for your designs printed.

Thanks for your kind words

Gloria said...

Hi Ana, Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing what lovely works of art you will post on your blog next!