Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More recycled paintings

Purple Night ACEO(2 1/2 x 3 1/2")

Green Moon 8" square oils on canvas board

I've been painting a lot of smaller pieces on recycled matboard scraps. Each piece is gessoed by me before I start. The mat scraps are plentiful in my framing studio. When I am out of ideas for larger paintings I like to paint small ACEOs or 6 - 8" squares. It helps to get my creative juices flowing and I usually come up with my next large painting concept while I'm at it. That is exactly what happened today! I painted Purple Night aceo and then came the Green Moon on 8" canvas board. Now I'm working on a similar idea on a 20" square stretched canvas. It was a very productive day in the studio. I've also jotted down some ideas for my next needlepoint designs.


Above and below are photos of all the aceo paintings, daily journal paintings and handpainted furniture I've finished in the past week. All are available in my Etsy shop.


Please Don't Break My Heart 7" square Oils on recycled matboard
Waves of Love 6" square Oils on recycled matboard

True Love ACEO

Flowerette ACEO

Heart in Love ACEO

Two Hearts ACEO


Music Playing 8" square Oils on recycled canvas board

5 comments:

Linda Blondheim said...

Your painting are always so much fun. Very creative.
Love,
Linda

www.lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks Linda!

Artyfax said...

This seems a very creative use of what many would see as scrap.

I frame my own paintings, and have loads of small pieces of mountboard. Always kept it but never really knew what to do with it. Thanks for the idea - gesso just just do the job!

John

Jessica Torrant said...

Hi Paula, you've been very busy! I love all of these beautiful designs and congrats on the needlepoint deal too - branching out - way to go! I got your message about your dream. That's so cool. I've been having a lot of art dreams lately too - I wonder if we really DID meet? Hmmmm ;)

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Hi John, thanks for the comment! Glad you found a use for your scraps!

Jessica,
Maybe we did meet! I have known people that said they were able to travel in their dreams and REALLY go to other places. That would be so cool! Hmmmmmm is right!