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Fly away

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, mixed media, owls with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by karenwilliams

Some times when I am painting I will grab an old piece that never “became” anything, just because I need to play or try something new or maybe even just to take a break. This piece is one of those times. I think it was an owl I had started, but I liked the colors and the movement in it. A few months ago I had taken my class out side and we sat by the river and drew the birds and geese. I had been looking through my sketchbook and saw some of those drawings and thought it would be fun to make a negative space painting from the old owl canvas. So that’s what it is! A negative space painting that is very free, and looks like the motion of the geese I had captured in the sketches. Some day I will fly away, just like the geese!

swaun

9×12 mixed media collage

small warm ups

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, flowers, mixed media, mono print, print making, recycle art, stitching with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by karenwilliams

The last 2 weeks I have been doing some work in the public schools, so I have not had long periods of time to spend in the studio. Because of that I’ve been doing small work on paper that I can finish in a few hours. Just to stay creative outside of the classroom! Although the second graders were really fun to work with! These birds have some stitching and other things added.

WU neg space hum bird green

mona humbird

WU humming with leafs

WU mono print 2 blk birds

2 hum bird neg space

matted, 8×10, $20

Show time

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, mixed media, stitching with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2014 by karenwilliams

I have been working between the collaged birds and the figures this last week. I’m getting ready to show all the bird paintings a week from Friday. I think I will have a good collection to show.

1422 tweet humming bird

8×10 bird 1422, mixed media, $40

Bath time

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, mixed media, recycle art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2014 by karenwilliams

I was in the garden a few days ago watching a robin redbreast splashing and playing in the bird bath. He looked so fun and happy, I had to paint him!

1421 redbreast in bath

8×10, acrylic collage, $40

Two’s company

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, flowers, landscapes, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2014 by karenwilliams

Sometimes I like to work in the negative, I took the image of the birds and painted the negative space and added some raised circles for texture and interest.

1419 pos neg birds

To finish it I drew a branch, I really like the under painting showing through. It is saying, “hey what do you think I was!”

8×8, acrylic on canvas,

Another Mixed Media Bird

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, flowers, landscapes, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2014 by karenwilliams

After doing so many birds on abstract backgrounds I decided to do one on a more traditional background. Flowers. I still wanted to keep the playful, child like look of the piece, so I drew with black paint to create the outline and then painted in and around. Once again the birds are created from paper, cardboards and other elements and then glued to the canvas. This one is also a little larger.

1418 bird and flowers

9×12, acrylic, mixed media on canvas, #1418, $45

Nesting birds #2

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, landscapes, mixed media, recycle art with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by karenwilliams

I like circles.  Much of my work has repeating circles these days, I don’t know why. But I like them. In this one I like the contrast of the circle and the square, against the bird. Geometric vs. organic.

1416 nesting bird

#1417, mixed media, 8×8, 30$