Friday, April 10, 2009

Small Paintings...Small Thoughts

I've been doing warm-up paintings on a very small scale (6 x 6") that will be available at my show at Flint St. Gallery next month. They will be matted and simply framed and very affordable! ($75)

"Baby Steps"
6 x 6
Acrylic on Yupo Paper*
This one reminds me of those black jack candies... Licorice and chewy and very sweet. Also gives off a bit of a quilt vibe.

"Partners In Climb"
6 x 6"
Acrylic on Yupo Paper*

I just don't know what to say about this one. LOL Are those googley eyes or boobs?

"Round the Bend"
6 x 6"
Acrylic on Yupo Paper*

This one seems like a bit of a new direction...pardon the pun (round the bend)... I can never resist. I must have a secret craving for those black jack taffees mentioned above...what's with the pink and gray and black??? Maybe the Easter Bunny will bring me some black jelly beans to scratch this itch.

*So, what IS Yupo paper?
It's a plastic paper...very slick and non-absorbent. Remember finger painting as a kid? Yup, it's kinda like that. George James is a master with the stuff... and has a couple of excellent videos that explore all of the things you can (and can't) do with it.

Have a hippity hoppity fantastic Easter day!!!


Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Lauren! These are definitely festive. There is a confection-like quality to the top and bottom one... sort of like Wayne Thiebaud gone abstract! Wonderful and yummy!

Lauren said...

Thanks Peggy...
I feel like Homer Simpson.... ummmm candy! :)

Judy said...

Lauren, fun happy paintings. Yup, remember those candies well as I used to go to twice weekly movies up in Ontonogan, MI. Love your happy little paintings, and the second one, Hmmm, could be either.

Ciao. Judy

Lauren said...

Hi Judy!
Nice to see you here... :)Thanks!


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