Recent experiments in textured painting have led to what I’m calling “scratch paintings.” As I was painting the previous one I was listening to Jane Davies talk online about how she was scratching into her painting and I thought, “Yes, let me do that.”  Not that I’ve never done this before but this time it was different.  I really got into it.  And so, I did a number of them that are in my last post.  Then it began to evolve into something that I really like for me. What do you think?


But this next one came just before this and I though today was a good day to share it. It also has a painting technique that has been developing in my studio, which has taken on a life of it’s own.  More about this in another post.

NOT My President

And now, before I leave you for today, I want to encourage you all to go vote for what I did with my first scratch painting on Spoonflower. It’s called The Green Way.  A photo of it is in my last post. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find but if I find an easier way I’ll LYK on Facebook.

Off The Wall Friday!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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