Archive for negative space


Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, creation, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2015 by karenwilliams

One advantage to working at a school that is in an old building, the heat goes out! NO SCHOOL TODAY! It is a studio day! Started this one a few weeks ago. I think the 6:26 collection has come full circle. The final word is freedom. After we realize that only in GOD can we be complete and find our self worth, that mans opinion of us holds no power over us, we have freedom. So the next few paintings will be called freedom! Here is the first. The Chinese character for freedom is stamped on the painting, but I couldn’t find anything relating to the symbols that make it up. I think I might use the Hebrew character in the next one.


16 x 20 acrylic mixed media


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

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,