Along with the black paper Kerfe also gave me some paper made of strips of print. I’ve been fooling around with it.
Its hard to see this one in a photo. Here are some closeups:
Here are a few shots of the paper. I found that if you tore it just right you’d get the strips of type out.
I am happy with this one. It has a Basquiat feel, not intentional but I do love him. Kerfe always finds the best stuff to send me; I hope she likes what I did with the paper.
Snow melting a bit here and some little signs of spring. Some, like the little ants in my kitchen, are annoying. I will be glad to see spring flowers and maybe an end in sight to this year long pandemic.
Have a good week! Nina.
I’m working on a few of these simultaneously. This one started out as a landscape and finished as one too. These have become instinctual as the painting will tell me what to do next. I’m using the gouache in the way it is intended: not straight out of the tube but mixing a few colors together to get a more unusual shade.
I’ll post the others as I finish but mainly paint on the weekends hence the title. Have a good week; although there are mountains of snow here, spring is coming. Nina
I think this one is finished although I just put the last marks on it a minute ago.
Where am I going with these weird little paintings on black paper? One way I think of it is that I want people’s eyes to move around the painting and notice stuff such as color, shape, marks etc.
It’s a view into my brain when I sit down to paint. I honestly don’t know where these are coming from but I’m just going with it. A chilly week here in NJ with a storm coming (possibly). Have a good week, Nina
Another mini snowstorm yesterday but it stopped snowing later in the day. I’ve been working on this one for a week and not sure it’s done. It looks like two paintings spliced together.
It’s a beautiful day here and maybe some of the three feet of snow will start to melt. Have a great week everyone! Nina
Painting I finished this weekend. I like it.
This is a big one here in Northern NJ. Right now it’s still coming down heavily. We got the day off: my husband is doing telemedicine from the dining room table. Daughter printed the NYTimes Monday puzzle (only day I can finish it).
I have another painting started: another circle with drips. So all is well in my world aside from the fact that this snow will be impossible to shovel. Have a great week! Nina
My husband called this “two vortices” but vortices are water. These are meant as tornados.
This is a couple of layers which I’ve been doing lately. The tornado on the right is cut out and pasted. I really can’t explain this painting or where it came from but it was fun and I learned you can never put enough whirling marks in different colors on a tornado.
Have a good week! Nina
A couple done and possibly finished.
The black paper Kerfe gave me is inspiring me. It also holds a lot of paint and almost feels like canvas. Kerfe sent the link and I will be ordering more of this.
Hoping for a good week for everyone.
Posting these two together: I can never leave well enough alone. Started to mark it up and apparently couldn’t stop. My husband said it looked like a psychedelic Parcheesi board. (In case you’re too young to remember Parcheesi, “Jump it’s fun, jump it’s easy, jump it’s fun to play Parcheesi”. Simpler times.
I really love the black paper that Kerfe gave me. I need to find out where she got it.
It’s a gray and chilly day here but I feel healthy (and partly vaccinated against COVID-19) which makes me feel hopeful. Have a good week, everyone!
Another painting on black paper-a random parrot.
It’s a chilly but sunny Saturday here in Northern New Jersey. Hoping everyone has a productive day today!
Hoping to do more painting this year and not just rocks.