Wetland Sunset

This piece was started as a pour demonstration. It was poured on a large 30×20″ black Foamcore board.  It started out looking beautiful, with strong and varied cells throughout, and  with three jabs of the large piece of Yupo I was using to swipe with. But unfortunately the board started buckling mainly longitudinally, so most of the cells ran off the sides long before it had set up.

I’ve added a couple of black lines to it to emphasize the three diagonally oriented lines, that strongly remind me of cattails in the swamp near us.   I did another piece very similar colors but used Yupo as the medium for it.  Turned out much better. I’ll show that next time as I’m still adding some details to it.

Thanks for looking.  Do you see anything that needs correcting or adding.  Love to hear your comments–any way you see it.


Finished Painting After Revision using Embroidery Stabilizer

This painting was originally starged in November 2009, and has lain in my unfinished pile since. Decided it would be a good one to demonatrate the capabilities of using Embroidery Stabilizer, instead of just covering it with a heavy coat of Gesso. To see the process that started the path to the final painting see my post of October 26. (

Just below is an enlarged area of the lower right of the painting. It shows annotation of what the various visual textures are a result of.

Thanks much for looking and checking this out. It really is a neat way for redoing an old painting that has not been one of your favorites. Any comments are gratefully appreciated.