Rufescent = Reddish Paintings

After new computer system upgrades, my seven-year old Nikon camera card reader became obsolete. Now, using the newest Lightroom software and a new card reader I have access to improved image processing tools.

I’m pleased with these new tools. I cropped the images of my latest paintings in my new Rufescent Series. The word rufescent simply means “reddish” and the three new paintings I’m posting today all have reddish tones– from fluorescent reds to earth reds.

Rufe 1(horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1(horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

Although I painted all three of these paintings in my preferred vertical orientation, I know that many people prefer them horizontal. When framed they can be hung either way.

Rufe 1(vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1 (vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 1(vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (vertical), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 ( flipped horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 2 ( flipped horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia

While the two paintings above work visually at either horizontal or vertical orientation, I prefer the red and green fluorescent painting below at a vertical orientation, which is how I painted it.

Rufe 3, paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3, paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
Rufe 3 (horizontal), paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Dec 2014, Marie Kazalia
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What I’ve been working on

I’m back working with transparent white again. Transparent white layering is something I never leave for long, and have worked with since around 2008.

Integrant 1, Marie Kazalia, July 2013
Integrant 1, Marie Kazalia, July 2013
Integrant 1 (horizontal view), Marie Kazalia, July 2013
Integrant 1 (horizontal view), Marie Kazalia, July 2013

And I tried some transparent white over Asemic paintings on paper–here’s an example:

Asemic Form, Marie Kazalia
Asemic Form (horizontal), Marie Kazalia

Black and White Paintings

FIrst in sub-series of black and white paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches–

Black and white series 1, Flashe on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30, Marie Kazalia, June 2013
Black and white series 1, Flashe on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30, Marie Kazalia, June 2013

It’s a vertical painting, but I think it is interesting horizontal as well—

Black and white series 1, Marie Kazalia, June 2013
Black and white series 1, Marie Kazalia, June 2013

Featured in Artsia Newsletter

An Artsia Success

by Marie Kazalia

It was wonderful to receive an email from Artsia owner Colin Mansell, saying–

“I’ve got some great news – we have just sold 2 of your paintings:

X-ray

Repressed memory wallpaper

He provided the buyer’s address in Europe, and included the amount the buyer paid for shipping.

Colin also wrote–“This is one of the first international sales on the site… and I really want to figure out the best way to handle this as a process moving forwards. …  I would love to know your recommendations from the artists perspective!”

New Painting–horizontal and vertical

This is one on Lennox paper (22 x 30 inches)  I painted a few months ago. The black-looking areas are really a deep dark cobalt green. It’s that fluorescent pink that changes the tones and intensity of the other colors in the piece. At first I had a sort of minty green painted in those areas but I wasn’t quite satisfied–it was hard on the eyes to look at those vibrating intensities!

Yesterday I painted in the deep darker cobalt green and the entire piece seemed to come together. I am also working on a version on canvas and slightly larger–24 x 32 inches.

I usually prefer a vertical format, but for this one I link both vertical and horizontal—

Idiolect, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia
Idiolect, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30 inches, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Idiolect (vertical), mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30, Marie Kazalia, May 2013
Idiolect (vertical), mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, 22 x 30, Marie Kazalia, May 2013

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

White Bones

I didn’t know my simple idea to layer lots of transparent white paint runs over this  30 x 30 inch canvas would take so long–and it’s only about fifty percent complete. Maybe not even that. But at this stage it has an interesting ease of appearance, as if I had just scribbled that white on very quickly with a few gestures instead of building up the white over time. Daily, and for weeks now, I have poured 3-4 runs of transparent white paint, allowing each to dry before pouring the next. (I also have a 48 x 48 inch canvas ready to try this on, that will have a much darker underpainting).

White Bones, 30 x 30 inches, synthetic polymer and pigment on canvas, 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia
White Bones (Detail), 2012, Marie Kazalia