Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Shift in Direction

See what has been happening in my studio recently. Some new investigations with oil paint and cold wax on paper and on panels. Series title is Flight of Fancy. Check out my web site here to see more. Below are images of two of the pieces in this series. I am inclined to describe the work in this series as drawings in paint rather than paintings. 
I do a lot of smearing and scraping of the paint. I use some mono-printing techniques. I draw with paint squeezing it right onto the surface. I actually do a bit of painting with the brush too so by rights I suppose,  these can be classified as paintings.   

Just Hanging Around, oil and cold wax on paper, 16 x 12 inches, ©GwendolynPlunkett2015

Bubble and Pop, oil and cold wax on paper, 16 x 12 inches,  ©GwendolynPlunkett2015

The work in this series reminds me stylistic of paintings from my Garden and Blue Note series from around 2005-2006.  These may be a bit more fanciful. Go here to see a couple of those paintings.