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

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

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.