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Friday, May 15, 2015

Alpha Lambda

On top of a red background I started with a plus sign made up of yellow dots. From there, all I did was add more dots as I created a transition of colors on the color wheel. While working on the painting, I did not concern myself with strict straight rows or consistent dot sizes. I figured it was a more interesting to paint my dots.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Monday, May 11, 2015

Alpha Kappa

Beginning with a blue background I went a little darker with my dots. I used a lot of reds and oranges. I started with an “x” in the middle and added “y’s” at the four four ends of the “x.”


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Alpha Iota

Pink was the way I started this next painting. Circles of dots dominated my design. I feel calm when I look at the painting.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Alpha Theta

The dark green on this canvas intimidated me. So I did not add dots to it right away. Finally I gathered the courage to attack the dark green. As you can see, I managed to add some very bright colors to counteract the dark background.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Alpha Eta

Although I have been sticking to bright colors, I made one dot painting with a brown background. My challenge was to see what dot colors I could place on top of it to make it interesting. I have my color wheel that enables an artist to find complements of various colors that are light and dark. So I went to the other side of the wheel to make my choices.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Alpha Zeta

Yellow has been a difficult background color for me previously, but I liked how this one progressed. It had a similar beginning to Alpha Gamma, but then I added diagonals. I’m very happy the color blends created by the dots.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alpha Epsilon

My process on the previous painting started at the center as I worked outward to the four corners. In this painting, my dot process began with the four corners as I worked towards the center of the piece. I played with an abstract floral shape to start. As for the middle, I’m not sure what it is. It is colorful, however.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Friday, April 17, 2015

Alpha Delta

This painting evolved very differently from the others. I had the design in my head, but the colors took me elsewhere. Again, I wanted the colors to pop. I just didn’t count on this one being quite so psychedelic. And no, I didn’t consume or smoke anything to influence my artwork. Bright colors come naturally.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Monday, April 13, 2015

Alpha Gamma

For my third painting I went green, so to speak. Then I added dots from the red side of the color wheel. I'm experimenting with the sizes of dots more. This one feels mellow to me.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Alpha Beta

The second dot painting in this series is a lot louder. I wanted to be sure the colors popped. This time I used a flower-like shape. When I finished the painting reminded of disco and the 70s.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Alpha Alpha

Between 2003 and 2009 I had trouble finding 6" x 6" canvases. This was first piece I painted in this series. There's not much of a story other than that I wanted to play with color juxtaposition.


acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Alpha Series

Currently I am working through a severe period of creative drought. In the meantime I've decided to revisit some paintings I created in 2009. Below is a video featuring those paintings. I will review each of them in my upcoming posts. Eventually I will complete the next batch of paintings. They are in progress, but they remain unfinished.


4 min 3 sec