Alla Prima Flower Paintings

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 | 0 comments

I recently began making a series of paintings inspired by a trip to Wichita’s Botanical Gardens. It’s truly beautiful there this time of year, since all of the plants are in bloom.

I created these paintings using an alla prima painting technique. Alla Prima is an Italian phrase that means ‘at first attempt’. It is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. This technique requires a fast way of working, because the work has to be finished before the first layers have dried. It may also be referred to as ‘direct painting’ or ‘wet on wet’.

Here are a couple of the flower paintings I’ve created so far:

Flower Study 1Flower Study 2

See all of my alla prima paintings here.

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Rainbow Tabby

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Rainbow Tabby

“Rainbow Tabby”, size 24″ x 15″ x .75″, acrylic on canvas.

Follow this link to see detail photos of this painting and to purchase prints and ready-to-hang gallery wrapped canvas reproductions.

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Sunshine Kitty

Posted on May 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Sunshine Kitty

My newest painting! “Sunshine Kitty”, size 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″, acrylic on canvas.

For those who are interested, prints and ready-to-hang gallery wrapped canvas reproductions are available here.

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