Six of my paintings are now available as Giclee on canvas prints on the Greenbox Art + Culture site–click here to see them.
FIrst in sub-series of black and white paintings on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches–
It’s a vertical painting, but I think it is interesting horizontal as well—
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—
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.
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 try 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.
I’ll be adding more art to my ArtFinder store–here is the link https://www.artfinder.com/artist/marie-kazalia/
Blow Ball is another name for dandelion–and the central form in my painting below reminds me of a dandelion plant leaf , many of which I took time to look at and sketch one summer. Such amazing variety of form and pattern in each leaf! There is no black in this painting–all dark tones were achieved by painting many layers of color.
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).