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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Galleries Calling + 5 new paintings for March

I’ve had 3 art galleries and a new online art site contact me recently for paintings. Also, a married couple who want to commission a large painting from me wanted to see samples of my work. So, I’ve been juggling–which paintings to send where etc. If a painting sells online, I have to make sure that it’s available and that I haven’t put it on consignment with an art gallery.

Here are 4 new March 2014 paintings–

Nite Duty, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Nite Duty, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Eclipsis, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Eclipsis, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Moon Orrery, painting on Coventry rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Moon Orrery, painting on Coventry rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Knot1, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Knot1, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, March 2014, Marie Kazalia
Contrail 4, oil painting on canvas, 2014, Marie Kazalia
Contrail 4, oil painting on canvas, 2014, Marie Kazalia

 

Fluorescent Paintings January 2014

Marie Kazalia, 24 Hours, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, 24 Hours, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, Contrail, Painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches
Marie Kazalia, Contrail, painting on canvas
Marie Kazalia, edacity, painting on watercolor paper, 22 x 30, 2014
Marie Kazalia, edacity, painting on watercolor paper, 22 x 30, 2014
Marie Kazalia, AnFRAK, paitning on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, AnFRAK, painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, fermata, painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014
Marie Kazalia, fermata, painting on Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper, 23 x 30 inches, 2014

Talking in Circles, a series within a series

For many months now, I’ve been working with circles, orbs, dots, spots, painting and developing each paintings as I worked. The paintings that I’m posting here are all from a series within a series I’ve titled Talking in Circles. This sub-series is designated as different due to the fact that I developed these painting ideas in my iPad before paintings them on paper. I just bought my iPad the last day of February, so I’ve had it just over two months. I discovered an iPad app called Sketchbook Pro 6 that is easy to use. I also customized my iPad with a skin from Decal Girls printed with one of my paintings, and I used one of my iPad sketches for wallpaper on my iPad–so it really feels like it is my sketchbook. The advantage of using my iPad as a sketchbook is that the entire color palette is in the Sketchbook app–no need to carry markers, pens, or pencils. Using the Sketchbook app in my iPad to┬átry various color combinations, layering and patterning saves a lot of time developing an idea, because it is fast and easy to create it in the Sketchbook app, make a working copy and continue working on the idea. I then used my iPad sketches to and work from as I painted the paintings in this series on Lennox fine art paper using Flashe and some acrylic fine art paints.

Talking in Circles 1, Marie Kazalia May 2013
Talking in Circles 1, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia May 2013
Talking in Circles 2, Marie Kazalia April 2013
Talking in Circles 2, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia April 2013
Talking in Circles 2, Detail
Talking in Circles 2, Detail
Talking in Circles 3: Quincux
Talking in Circles 3: quincunx, mixed media painting on Lennox fine art paper, Marie Kazalia, May 2013