ART PROJECTS: CURRENT & REVISITED (PIC BLOG)

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by the C.A.M. blog. I’m writing this blog to post pics of my recent projects as well as a couple of older projects that I revisited and touched up. 

This is mostly a picture blog, so enjoy the pics.

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HONEYCOMBS AND ABSTRACT FLOWERS CLOSE UP (RESINED ON WOOD)

HONEYCOMBS AND ABSTRACT FLOWERS (RESINED ON WOOD)

HONEYCOMBS AND ABSTRACT FLOWERS (RESINED ON WOOD)

This project is actually from 2015. I created it when I was living in Miami. Just recently, I resined over it with some leftover resin from a different project.

ARTIST’S TIPS:

When working on a resin project, have a second project nearby for the leftover resin. Resin is expensive and there is no sense in wasting the leftovers. Even if you use it just to experiment with. Resin projects are fun there are alot of cool things you can do with it. One example is mixing it with paint.

The more you practice working with resin, you’ll become more familiar with the characteristics of it, and in turn, the better you’ll get at creating projects with it.

BONUES TIP: ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES

WAITING FOR BREAKFAST (2016 Lake highlighted with resin)

WAITING FOR BREAKFAST (2016 Lake highlighted with resin)

For this piece, I rubbed resin over the lake portion of the painting, with my fingers. The resin really made the lake pop and gave it a cool effect and brilliance. I also rubbed the borders with resin and gave them a nice finish. I think I will put this painting in a shadow box and call it finished.

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TREE OF LIFE 2019 (6” X 6” RESIN ENHANCED)

TREE OF LIFE 2019 (6” X 6” RESIN ENHANCED)

I’ve been wanting to paint a “Tree Of Life” painting for quite some time now. Many of my landscape paintings have multiple trees in them. However, I never got around to creating a T.O.L. painting.

For this one, I started off by sketching some ideas out in my journal. The initial idea was to make a big painting, about 18” x 24” or 12” X 36”.

Building on that original idea, I decided to downsize the project and enhance the outline of the tree by resining it. This idea came out pretty good and I was quite satisfied with the results. I think I’m ready to move on to the bigger version now. Sometimes it’s best to keep an idea simple and start out small, or even with a minimalist palette. Some of my coolest paintings have been done by just using three or four colors.

FROM THIS ANGLE THE TREE OF LIFE REALLY POPS.

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MY FIRST TRIPTYCH (MIXED MEDIA W/FLORIDA SEASHELLS, GLITTER, AND ACRYLIC RESIN)

MY FIRST TRIPTYCH (MIXED MEDIA W/FLORIDA SEASHELLS, GLITTER, AND ACRYLIC RESIN)

I created a variety of colored resins using acrylic black, reds, white, and clear resin for this triptych. I added the Florida seashells to this project to lighten up the pieces.

For the technique, I dripped and swirled the resin mixture onto the canvas with bamboo skewers. The skewers never touched the canvases. I was painting in thin air again.

To solidify the seashells to the canvas I dipped them into resin and also drizzled resin around their edges.

THE NARCISSISTIC FLAMINGO (8” X 10”)

THE NARCISSISTIC FLAMINGO (8” X 10”)

This is one of my rare paintings. Mainly because I hardly ever paint animals or people for that matter. It’s just not my thang. I was very intrigued by the Flamingos I saw in Las Vegas.

I enhanced the lake with a light coat of resin. Once again, I applied it with my fingers. The picture doesn’t do justice to the resin techniques.

BEACH LIFE AND TREE OF LIFE (6” X 6” RESIN COATED)

BEACH LIFE AND TREE OF LIFE (6” X 6” RESIN COATED)

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MORE SHELL WORKS IN PROGRESS.

MORE SHELL WORKS IN PROGRESS.

I hope you enjoyed this quick blogpost on my recent art activities. If you have any questions or comments about the artwork, techniques, or just want to say hello, contact me via email or SM

IG: ALFRESH22

As always, thanks for stopping by the Complicated Art Man Blog.

Until next time my friends, you know what to do:

Stay creative and keep painting!

ALFRESCO OUT!