6 New –Mixed Media Paintings on Paper

Here are images of 6 paintings that I recently completed –all mixed media on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches. The mixed media includes ink, charcoal, pencil, Flashe, synthetic polymer and pigment, and (in some cases)oil paint.

Since I do have a lot of visual ideas all the time, and stacks of thumbnail sketches of my ideas I’ve drawn on paper, I have plenty I’d like to paint to 22 x 30 inches or larger.  I’ve also been using a sketchbook app in my iPad and have created 500 iPad color sketches since I first got the app in April. So I’m making approximately 50 color idea sketches per week in my iPad.  My ideas are piling up!

Here are 6 that I recently painted –all mixed media on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches. The mixed media includes ink, charcoal, pencil, Flashe, synthetic polymer and pigment, and oil paint.

darg, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
darg, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Moscoso dream, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Moscoso dream, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Spots 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper
Spots 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper
Talking in Circles 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30 inches
Talking in Circles 5, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30 inches
Lean 1, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches
Lean 1, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches
Candied, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches
Candied, Marie Kazalia, May 2013, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper 22 x 30 inches

4 More

Four more of my mixed media paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper (22 x 30 inches)– the mixed media consisting of pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, Flashe, and synthetic polymer and pigment paints.

The paintings on paper in this series by Marie Kazalia are currently available and ship within the USA, to Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Contact the artist (email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com) with your address and the title you wish to purchase and she will send you details.

View more paintings in this series here.

Whirlygig, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper (22 x 30 inches) Marie Kazalia, 2012
Many Moons, mixed media painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper (22 x 30 inches), Marie Kazalia, 2012
Mimeograph, mixed media painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper (22 x 30 inches), Marie Kazalia, 2012
Plush Stick, mixed media painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper (22 x 30 inches), Marie Kazalia, 2012

Painting on Paper (crook crux)

It is amazing how one painting on paper, set aside for many months, suddenly returns to my thoughts and becomes important to my developing process.

My painting on paper (below) is 22 x 30 inches which I signed and dated on the back: October 2010. I put it away after painting it (for a year and a half) and haven’t looked at it again until today. (But I have been thinking about it for the past few days but couldn’t remember where I put it!) While working in my studio, this painting on paper suddenly became important to my process.  Somehow I just know that I needed to look at this painting again to develop a current idea I am working on for a new painting.

There seems to be a connection to this note I also found recently. It is a quote I’d scrawled on a scrap of paper 1 or 2 years ago–I don’t know the origin: * choose a way of working—–that must be solved before important work can be done.  It is a long and complicated task for any painter to find her personal  voice and keep it intact and natural.*

crook crux, Oct 2010, mixed media on paper, 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia

Drawing on Painted Surfaces

Layering can include drawing on your painted surfaces using drawing materials including oil pastels and oil sticks. The drawn elements may contract with the painted ground of complete and compliment it. The drawn lines may be transparent, light and delicate with the ground dominating, or thick and heavy like the kind made using oil stick colors.

Kanji Splash 8, 22 x 30 inches, mixed media on paper by Marie Kazalia
Compartments 1, 22 x 30, oil stick on painting acrylic surface on paper, Marie Kazalia
Compartmental Form 2, 22 x 30, oil stick over acrylic, Marie Kazalia

Below: almost none of the acrylic painted ground is visible under the oil paint and oil stick drawing

Compartmental Form 2, 22 x 30, oil paint and oil stick over acrylic ground on paper, by Marie Kazalia

Below, the painted surface pattern before drawing on it with oil pastel

then I drew on this pattern painted surface with oil pastels, intending to keep the lines less intense and allowing the ground to dominate

Repeating Form 7,29 x 26 inches, oil pastel over acrylic on paper, by Marie Kazalia

paintings on deconstructed boxes

Remember when *deconstructed* was the buzz word of the day? I don’t see that word out there so often these days, but it does describe what I have done with the commercial product boxes I used as supports to paint on in the examples below.

I pulled apart, or deconstructed various three-dimensional cartons or product boxes without tearing. Once flattened, I joined two or more boxes together to make a support for painting experiments. There are at least four butter boxes joined in this first example, with most traces of the overall yellow color and deep blue printed lettering painted out. In the various views of the Brillo box painting, transparent paint and unpainted portions incorporate areas of the original box color and lettering into the composition.

Butter box painting #1, mixed media oil painting on paper board, approx. 24 x 14 inches, Marie Kazalia

I am also interested in the different effect the composition has when the form is viewed horizontally.

Butter box painting #1, horizontal, artist Marie Kazalia

Four views of Brillo Box painting:

Brillo box painting #1, mixed media acrylic, approx. 19 x 12 inches, artist Marie Kazalia

Horizontal views present different compositions:

Brillo Box painting #1, artist Marie Kazalia (horizontal view 1)
Brillo Box painting #1,Marie Kazalia, (horizontal view #2)

Inverted vertical view:

Brillo Box painting #1, Marie Kazalia (vertical view #2)

Brillo box painting # 2:

Brillo Box #2, oil pastel and oil paint on printed cardboard Brillo box, Feb 2012, Marie Kazalia

Brillo box painting #3:

Brillo Box 3, acrylic on cardboard printed Brillo box, Feb 2012, Marie Kazalia
Butter box 2, oil paint & oil pastel on printed cardboard, Feb 2012, Marie Kazalia

 

Painting in the Round

In 2008, I experimented with round mold-formed watercolor paper. This paper is 15 1/2 inches across, heavily sized, has slightly irregular edges and is quite thick and stiff.

Here are two:

Veils, mixed media on round formed paper, 15-1/2 inches in diameter, by Marie Kazalia, 2008
Petals, mixed media on round mold-formed paper, 15-1/2 inches in diameter, by Marie Kazalia, 2008

All artworks on this site may be purchased directly from the artist via PayPal invoice. Contact Marie Kazalia by email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

The round painting titled Veils may be purchased on the Zatista site here, and the painting titled Petals here. Both round paintings are also in my ArtWeb portfolio.

Resistance

Resistance, artist: Marie Kazalia, email the artist: mariekazzaz@embarqmail.com

The title, Resistance, refers to the painting techniques used–which are the Process Painting techniques of layers, stain and poured paint. The silver acrylic paint layer (over yellow and texture on canvas) acts as a resist to the watery splashed on dark paint stain, so that it does not soak into the canvas as in traditional Stain Painting.  The stain layer of watery paint bleeds out to break from the confines of the hardedge forms based on military camouflage patterns. The artist mixes much of her own paint using painting mediums and dry pigments. In this case, the artist mixed silver aluminum powder into an artist grade acrylic medium as the pigment binder, to create the silver paint used in this painting.

Resistence

mixed media on stretched canvas (acrylic, Flashe on canvas)

48″ x 48″

Artist: Marie Kazalia

$5,000.USD