Bosco Images

portrait_millward

This year I joined the BOSCO Boise Artist Collective and will take part in their open studio event.  They asked for a number of things for their website and marketing materials including an artist portrait and a studio shot.  And some images of my work.  I have a brilliant photographer neighbor who came over and took my picture and made me look much better than I really look.  Here’s the portrait along with my studio space and the images I submitted for the website.

Millward_studio

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New Biggish Piece

This new painting is 24X48″.  I bought the canvas the other day and then used a white modeling paste to both smooth out the canvas bumps, which I don’t care for, and give the painting texture in some places.  Then I used red, pink, and orange acrylic paint for the underpainting.  You will see in my pics that I took my big ol painting and my aluminum easel on location and did a sketch On paper and then used charcoal to sketch my image onto the canvas.  Then I sprayed it with a fixative.IMG_1732IMG_1741IMG_1739IMG_1740IMG_1738IMG_1729This last painting is the finished plein air tree painting that I did the other day.  I was a study for this bigger one I’m doing.

 

Making Music

8×10″ oil on canvas

I’ve titled this one Making Music because my husband thought it was a group of musicians.  That’s not what set out to do, I simply want to represent musical phrases, shapes, and colors.  But I can see what he’s talking about.  I see a guitar, or bass, maybe a saxophone, people standing up on their legs.  Fun.  I’m a realist at heart.

I like this one, it’s small and went a lot of different directions before looking like this.  I looked at a Kandinsky painting this morning and I’m sure it influenced the red lines and pastels and bold colors together.🌈

As usual, I like I think in black and white as much if not more.

Untitled #1

IMG_987616×20 oil on canvas

I started this piece tonight at class.  I started with a sketch I had done that represents musical patterns, then I brought in color to represent the colors of the song.  When the painting was looking too clean and perfect, I scraped it all off.  I’m going to let it dry now and then come back in and add to it.  Or subtract from it.  I’m hoping to repeat that process many times to build up depth and layers of line and color.