Oxbow Inlet

This American folk art painting is a good example of the use of oil pastels.  The sky has so much oil pastel work on it that the appearance is almost like fabric hanging over the rolling countryside in this quiet rural setting.  The work was started with acrylic, then came the tinting and re-painting of a few layers.  Then, when all the primitive shapes and forms were in place and the painting looked almost finished, the oil pastel work began.  My reason I used the oil pastels was to create a texture on the surface. I like the primitive look, almost like crayon, that it adds.  It’s something I can’t get any other way.

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Blue Ridge Horse Farm

The simple lines and minimalist quality of this primitive style painting makes it one of my best selling folk art prints. The surface of the German watercolor paper makes a beautiful texture that enhances the contrast of the bold blues and bright whites of this rural horse farm.  The tinting is clean and creates a soft, almost watercolor look to this rolling country landscape.

 

 

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Birch Tree Pond

I like painting Birch Trees in this folk art style.  The uneven texture of the trees and strong contrast black and white barns grab your attention. I use black and white often in my barn paintings. The strong use of browns gives this country painting an earthy feel. Most of my paintings have tinting and glazing.  Sometimes I tint the entire painting after it is almost complete and then paint in the details again.  If a specific area needs special attention, I may just tint the one area and then work it up again to a more complete finish.  Some paintings have as much as 5 layers of tinting.  Most of my work is acrylic with some oil pastels.

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Birch Tree Farm

I use black and white often in my barn paintings. The black and white along with the golds of the country field and pink sky make a nice contrast. Most of my folk art paintings have tinting and glazing.  Sometimes I tint the entire painting after it is almost complete and then paint in the details again.   Some paintings have as much as 5 layers of tinting.  If a specific area needs special attention I may just tint the one area and then work it up again to a more complete finish.  The surface of the watercolor paper makes a beautiful texture that enhances the contrast and peaceful colors in this rolling country landscape.

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Red Wing

My effort here was to create as much movement in this drip art painting as I could.  I wanted the paint to move around the canvas, falling off the edges but keeping the movement even after going off the edges.  The whites and reds break the movement but not enough to stop it, and green creates a center background that helps the painting balance.  Bits of yellow throughout this abstract painting are just enough to help the motion in a jetting way. It was inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock. I like it.  I hope you do, too.

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Flora

 

This is an expressionism style painting of bright yellow flowers on a pale pink background; a moody painting with lots of tints in a variety colors.   There is an effort to keep the subject undefined, lost, almost totally abstract.   When viewing the flowers you can see they are lacking in any definition. To create this effect, a soft repaint and tinting is needed with many layers of work.  I used shadows and light to help the strong golds and greens push to the center,  giving the flowers the most attention in this abstract painting.

 

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The Process