Friday, July 30, 2010


Recently I returned to working with acrylic paints rather than figuring out ways to finish some fabric pieces. I seem to box myself in and wonder if I should plan how to hang a piece before I begin creating it. But  that would curtail the spontaneity that I depend on. The size of these three pieces are 5x7 inches.

They're more brown black, and ivory white than black and white and nearly impossible to color correct for posting.

The substrate is 4-ply mat board that was heavily textured before washes of paint were done. The first two work well as a diptych.   (pay it forward 4x6 size prints available on etsy.)

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only
 waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.
Rainer Rilke             


Doreen K. said...

Hi Gail, Did you get a email from me today. I sent one using the email under your profile. I don't think it went, I got an error. Let me know.

Val Foster said...

Oh WOW Gail! You're an artist after my heart, dear girl! I totally, absolutely LOVE these -- I think they are some of your best work.

They really resonate with me right now, because I'm working on an art piece for my sister, and have been thinking a lot lately of abstracts. I'd like to make her either a nature piece, or an abstract, or combine the two.

I've been kinda stuck though on actually starting it, I think out of fear and indecision. Looking at these gems gives me inspiration and hope, and comes at just the right time. These are great -- keep doing them. I'm serious!!!

Penny said...

Great compositions and I love the colours.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Hey Gail you know I love this kind of work great pieces all of them.

How did you do these? If you don't want to say no biggie but just curious!

Julie said...

I know what you mean about colour correcting. These make me want to get my paints out and have a play. Love the texture and line you created to start with.

I am not very good about planning either. I tend to go with the flow and sort things out as I go along. Just occasionally I plan but I have to force myself to do it.

La Dolce Vita said...

i really love these Gail, the movement and flow underneath is just wonderful! like trees in a breeze they both have movement the texture and the paint!!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! Your creative energy is really astounding. I'm so impressed!
I got a chance to check out your beautiful Etsy shop. I loved it! I'll be back!

Marilyn said...

Love these. You are certainly multi-talented in many mediums.