Monday, June 10, 2013


"Forest Whispers" - 8" x 10" acrylic on 3/4" ampersand cradled panel      
I am becoming addicted to this negative painting technique, at least on this slick ampersand panel surface.  I started with the main leaf in the foreground, then "found' new shapes around and behind the this leaf as I intensified the values. Then I tried to imagine the criss-crossing of stems and twigs on the forest floor as well as little openings of light through the vegetation. This is so much fun!

I varnished the painting and painted the sides black. The painting does not need to be framed. However, I tried it in a black floating frame and it really made the colors pop.

Let me know what you think.
I am offering this painting through my Daily Paintworks site.


  1. Chritiane, sorry it's taken a while to visit. Company, travels, and many duties got in the way of art and blogging.

    I am loving your playful pieces. You are so versatile. Beautifully done!

  2. Mary, thank you for taking the time to visit. I know that you are always a super, super busy lady!
    I'm glad that you like the results of my "artistic play":-) I love to experiment.
    Take care and have a great summer.