The Art of New Beginnings, 2017

contemporary art, female artist

Moving into my attic studio for the winter, crowded with old discarded paintings and storage items.

Still, it’s a place to work, yeah. And it’s time for me to post new beginnings! Some from my pool-hall series, one attempt at a landscape, a continuation of my Family series.  “Valentine” is one of two companion works that are companions of my poem “Valentine” (widely published these days).

Last, but not least,

as always, a nudge from the angsty political landscape.

Gutelius, Coming Soon 39 x 22

“Coming Soon,” acrylic, 39 in. x 22 in.

Blonde Bait 38 x 22

“Blonde Bait,” 38 in. x 22 in.

Gutelius, Easy to Pick Up 19 x 39

“Easy to Pick Up” acrylic on canvas, 39 in. x 19 in.

Gutelius, 40 x 25, Demo

“Demo” acrylic on canvas, 40 in. x 25 in.

Land and Sea 28 x 22

“Land and Sea” acrylic on canvas, 28 in. x 22 in.

Family 38 x 39

“Family” acrylic on canvas, 38 in. x 39 in.

45 x 31 Valentine 2

“Valentine 2” acrylic on canvas, 45 in. x 31 in.

Charcoal 9 x 11

Untitled, charcoal drawing on paper

Using acrylic markers

acrylic paintings, contemporary art

A strange, new departure for me (okay, not strange for most people), but:

Buying canvas (rather than stretching it myself) and using acrylic markers (rather than finger painting, which is my usual method) — something about those combinations… well,  the result is a patchwork style that’s a little off the grid for me. And maybe way too familiar to others.

This one is probably unfinished. No title even. And why are these so small here? Sorry for that.

18 x 36 acrylic on canvas

18 x 36 acrylic on canvas

These two, titled “What the Astronaut Saw” — belong together as far as I’m concerned. But probably unfinished. I’m inordinately proud of the sheep on the right though.

What the Astronaut Saw, 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas

What the Astronaut Saw, 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas

What the Astronaut Saw, 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas

What the Astronaut Saw, 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas