In light of Spring's arrival, with all the new beginnings that symbolizes, I've decided to start a new series of paintings representing the beauty I see in nature. I'm doing these acrylics on canvas in a rather new style for me, using palette knives for paint application. So far, I've completed two smallish works, and they will be finished out in beautiful wooden frames Steve is handmaking.
|© 2014 Tammy Kaufman - Cool Breeze - acrylic on canvas using palette knives 11" x 14"|
|© 2014 Tammy Kaufman - Heartsong - acrylic on canvas using palette knives 11" x 14"|
As of yet, I haven 't decided what to call this new series of paintings, but hopefully as I get more done and the theme emerges more clearly, a series name will come to me - in the meantime, any suggestions?
Getting inspired by a conversation with an outstanding local artist, I've also started working on a big (for me) painting in the 4-foot long size realm. So far, I've just prepped the canvas with a mixture of Gesso, soft pastel dust and sand, and am waiting for that to dry so I can start adding color - hopefully next weekend.
|On My Easel - Day One: Gesso and sand prep|
Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement to take on this big project, Gayle!
On a related note, at the urging of my fellow artists, I've decided to, as Dreama puts it, put on my "big girl panties" and sign up to be part of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists Studio Tour this coming September. So I'm looking forward to a fun and busy summer, filled with painting, bicycling and spending time with friends and my little family. Hope your spring and summer are shaping up to be fabulous as well!