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When the fog breaks

New abstract acrylic painting on canvas using softer colors and palette knife.  I love this!

when the fog lifts LR

The signed original is 16 x 20 x .75 on gallery wrapped canvas and is available directly from the blog at a discounted $395. Through Saatchi, it is offered at $1175. Saatchi also offers museum quality giclee prints and canvas prints too in case that interests you.

In addition to those prints, if you love this painting and think the design would fit your decor but want a more affordable option, other items, including notecards, other prints, throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, tote bags, notebooks and cell phone covers, are available here.


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>Working with a torn canvas


With the nasty weather outside, there was nothing better to do today then paint! I’d found a photo on my computer that I thought was lost – of a stone church converted into a theater from Barmouth, Wales that I’d shot 15 years ago! Only problem was, the sole 16 x 20 inch canvas I had around the house was torn near one corner and I thought unusable. Well… almost. I decided slapping a bit of gesso over sheetrock seam tape would work. The jury’s still out but I’m hoping I can hide the tape, which I cut intentionally small for the front. I also repaired the back of the canvas. I plan to keep this painting forever, so figure I can live with the minor flaw.

Here’s what it looks like now… Wish me luck and post if you have other ideas for torn canvas repairs.

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>Do try this at home!

At least that is what I’ve found… Working in my own studio, I feel comfortable and can explore on things that might seem too ambitious for a 3-5 hour class where I have to tote all the gear in, subject myself to Hazel’s criticism, and work with limitations of size and scope.

So over this weekend, I tackled this lovely piece – it’s a 16 x 20 acrylic based on a photograph I saw recently and just loved because of the colors. I love the simplicity of it too. What do you think?

I am giving it to my older son, Kris, who has a small but bare apartment in Brooklyn Heights, NY. He needs color and I need space! I hope he loves it!