Beyond Color: Painting Demo #12

Sit back, put your feet up for Pete’s sake, and grab your favorite beverage. Here’s the birth of a painting in all its missteps and right steps. Kinda like life. Read more about this painting on my art blog here.

Beyond Color: Art Blog #12

“The Jewel Within” 12 x 12″ Acrylic on Gessobord with 3/4″ Birch Sides. Wired to hang. This painting started out covered in red, well, reds I should say…several of them. That is all I knew I wanted as I approached that initial dive onto the surface. As you can see, only a few reds peekContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Blog #12”

Beyond Color: Art Blog #9

“Paths As Yet Unknown” 12 x 12″ Acrylic on Gessobord with 3/4″ Birch Sides. Wired to hang. Details to purchase here. I started painting in abstract expressionism a couple years after a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis. Realistic watercolors weren’t enough anymore. I needed more to express what I’d been through. I wouldn’t wish this condition onContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Blog #9”

Beyond Color: Art Blog #8

“Courage” 12 x 12″ Acrylic on Gessobord with 3/4″ Birch Sides. Wired to hang. Details to purchase here. A abstract expressionist painting often begins with no idea as to the direction it will go. That’s the exciting part! I often start with choosing colors that “speak” to me that day, or colors that make meContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Blog #8”

Beyond Color: Art Blog #6

“Look to the Hills” Triptych Three 8 x 8 x 3/4″ Acrylics on Gessobord I haven’t painted so many triptychs, but I like them a lot so thought I’d give it a try. They can be spaced apart as far as you like. Starting with black acrylic marker, creating lines that flowed from left toContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Blog #6”

Beyond Color: Painting Demo #6

All Beyond Color Videos are FREE to watch! Enjoy Painting Demo #6, a triptych! The finished painting at the end of the video has changed somewhat. Check out my Art Blog #6 to see the final product here. If interested in purchasing, click here.

Beyond Color: Art Blog #3

“Holding On” Acrylic on Gessobord with 3/4″ Birch Sides, wired to hang, 12×12″. To purchase Demo Paintings click here. I often find tie-ins between painting and life in general. This week’s Art Bit Exercise #3 explored creating colorful neutrals using complementary colors, or colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. When neutralsContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Blog #3”

Beyond Color: Art Bit Exercise #3

This week’s tutorial explores the creation of colorful neutrals using complements. Not compliments, like “your mother looks beautiful!” but complements, which are colors or hues across from each other on the color wheel. With the help of a MN Creative Support Arts Grant, I am creating these videos especially for underserved communities and those hard-hitContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Bit Exercise #3”

Beyond Color: Art Blog #1

Featured “Our Voices Matter” A Bird’s Eye View #1 See Beyond Color: Painting Tutorial #1 to watch me paint this. 12″ x 12″ Acrylic on Gessobord with 3/4″ Birch Cradle – Wired to Hang Beyond Color paintings are half price from regular 12 x 12″ price. $125.00 (includes S&H) I got lost in the movementContinue reading “Beyond Color: Art Blog #1”

Beyond Color: Tutorials & Blogposts

*Links to all blogs and tutorials are on the dropdown menu of Beyond Color: Tutorials & Blogposts at the top right of the page. My Beyond Color project is to create short video exercises called Art Bits and a Bird’s Eye View demo of how I build a 12 x 12″ abstract expressionist painting. TheContinue reading “Beyond Color: Tutorials & Blogposts”