Sunday, May 31, 2015

Alpha Omicron

And thus the purple background returns! I chose a flower design, of sorts, to make this pattern. I wouldn’t want to lock it in specifically, however. Viewers just might find something else in it. Anyway, I was tickled with my color transitions. My painting did become a bit complex.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Alpha Xi

In response to visits to some local homes, I decided to play with a combination of browns, reds and oranges in a dot painting. I knew I wanted an undulating curve pattern. However, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I finished. Luckily for me, being intuitive worked. This one excited me.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Alpha Nu

Again I chose a variation of red for my background. I then added bright green dots to form a cross with small points jutting out. Blending colors as I worked to the center and then the edges of the canvas, I developed contrasting gradations. The cross was just a shape to use this time around.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alpha Mu

The round shapes I used in Alpha Iota encouraged me to paint more round shapes in this painting. Again, using a yellow background proved to be a tricky. I went with contrasting dark complementary colors in order to tame it. I included fewer round shapes this go-round.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

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"