Friday, May 31, 2013

Orange and Cherry Reflections

"Orange and Cherry Reflections"  8x8" Acrylic  Click to bid

This still life was set up for my Wednesday morning painting class, specifically to learn about dealing with the interesting reflections cast on a shiny metallic surface.  After class ended, I just had to jump in and paint it myself. 

A new summer session of 8 classes is beginning soon, and we are switching to Thursday mornings for painting, and Thursday afternoons for "Painterly Collage".  Below is a sample of the type of project that incorporates collage, acrylic gels, pastes and mediums, stamping, spraying and more. Working in a mixed media style is big fun, and I for one can't wait for class to begin. There is something very freeing about layering and mixed media, its a completely different approach than working only with paint and brushes. If you are local (NYC / Hudson River Valley), come join us!

"Heading Downtown"  18x24"  Mixed Media (SOLD)

6 comments:

Kim Rempel said...

Patti, you use such beautiful colours : ) Love.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Patti...This is a WoW!

Bruce Bingham said...

Wished I lived close enough to join in the fun. Both of these pieces are very YOU! I don't know how you pull off those crazy angles and slanted perspective, but you always get it to work. Cool!

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks guys! my husband said my compositions were getting too boring so I decided to up the ante. Reflections create twice the amount of images to paint!

Emma Kaufmann said...

Heading Dowtown is so vibrant and alive. I love using mixed media and love the extra texture is brings to my work. Hope to take a class with you someday!
Emma
www.studioemmakaufmann.blogspot.com

Patti Mollica said...

emma - yes mixed media can go in so many different directions - its a real adventure, thanks and hope to meet you too!