ISAP Award - DepartureD

12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas
Departure was accepted into the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) International Exhibition. The juror is the talented Myrna Wacknov. I was excited to have the piece in the juried show and learned this week it was awarded a Merchandise Award from Jerry's Arterama. Thank you to Myrna for selecting my piece, and thank you to Jerry's for the generous award!
I really enjoyed working on this one, it seemed to evolve on its own!
The show catalog is on line ISAP 18th International Exhibition..

Day 23 and 24 of 30 - Opening Act - January 25

Opening Act
28" x 22"
Mixed Media on Paper

I have been traveling so I got a little behind this last week. I will continue to do 30 paintings however not this month!
This one is another playful study using heavily textured paper with gesso and matte medium, many layers of paint, many lives as usual, and then covering up with neutrals, and finding hidden images.

Day 18 of 30 - Study in Rhapsody - January 18

Kathy Elliott Art
Study in Rhapsody
12" x 9 "
Acrylic on 100 pound paper

There is nothing too precious about this process, but I like what I see happening . And the name means  nothing.... just a study using my favorite blues and others!

I really have been painting every day, but nothing to completion. We celebrated Ella's first birthday and how fun that was! In the meantime, I also delivered 34 small pieces for the two person show at the Crumbzz in Forney. I can't wait to see the show hung, but had to leave town for a workshop in the morning, which is like an artist retreat! Life is good!
I just decided to post one of my studies I am doing in a class I am taking. We start with really wet paint and cover the page. Then we quickly go into the paint with a graphite stick and make marks. Next, using another piece of paper, we lift the wet paint. Step two is to cover some of the paint and marks with transparent, opaque or translucent paint and create layers and depth. It is so much fun, I started two new canvases with this method and will finish when I return next week.