Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Resin Coaster Pour

Some of my local students have asked me to put up a video on how to do resin coasters.  These were done step by step showing how to make  these lovely little jewels to use at your house!  They were made with Art Resin, which is a wonderful non toxic epoxy with a long working time (45 minutes).  Pictures of the product and the coaster/trivet set will be added momentarily!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pouring: an interesting twist on using acrylics and resin

For the past several months, I've been playing with an interesting twist using acrylic paints and resin.  In some paintings I've used acrylic paints, both fluid and high flow, as well as acrylic inks and in some cases iridescent alcohol inks in my paintings.  This process gives a whole different look with new materials that haven't always been used by artists.  The little 5"X7" above was a resin/acrylic pour on MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).  These gems are bright, colorful and have a beautiful glass-like surface finish. 

Above are various paintings all done with acrylics and ArtResin, an excellent resin which has little smell and a relatively long and comfortable working time of 45 minutes (twice as much as other low toxicity resins).  The last painting in this set is an alcohol ink on aluminum disc finished with a resin pour.  The middle photo of this group is a coaster/trivet set of poured acrylic ink/resin on 1/8' MDF that make a very nice gift!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

First Friday Show-a few more paintings!

Date:  Tomorrow night, July 1, 5-8 PM  Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Office on North Higgins in Missoula, MT.

Here are a few more of the paintings I have in the show!  Come by, say hello and view the art!

Some acrylic mini paintings:

Ethereal (above)
and Depths of My Heart (below)
5'X7" inch panels, with the 3rd one being a 5x7 triptych.

And some Montana vignettes:
Range Boss

Kootenai Flow

Montana Treasure Hunt

And I've included a print of a watercolor done earlier this year and sold the original.  Lots of folks have liked this painting so I have a matted 12"x16" included in the show!  
"Best Buddies"

Monday, May 30, 2016

First Friday Art Show-July 1 Missoula

Mark your calendars and come visit me Friday, July 1, for the First Friday Art Walk in Missoula!  Lots of new acrylic and mixed media paintings as well as a few watercolors that I brought back from Yuma this spring.  The mixed medias above are "Passage," "Forgotten Reminders," "Morning Mist," and "Ovando Twilight."

I will be creating an event on Facebook later with all the information on the show!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Radiant Spirit

Newest mixed media painting:  "Radiant Spirit," featuring all kinds of textures.  9"x12" on MDF panel.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Mixed Media Pieces

Three new pieces, all mixed media.  First is "Take Counsel Together," a 9" X 12" Ampersand panel with various techniques, second is "Illumine My Way," which is a waterslide transfer enhanced with acrylic paints on a 6" X 8" MDF panel, and third, "Warm Memories," using waterslide transfers on 6" MDF panel along with texturing.  All are finished with resin and framed in black floater frames.