Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Starting from black background

Stamps, punchanella and small grid used in the background.
Actually I should add some stamps or punchanella to this one too. I used a pallet knife and a brush for this one.
I scratched into this one for the veins in the leaves. The original artist did not add this.
These three paintings are inspired from another artist that I am really liking from the Daily Painters website named Jeff Mahorney. It looks rather simple but it's really not that simple I am finding out. I do like starting from a black background because it gives it that folk arty look that I like. Not for sale of course since it is inspired from Jeff Mahorney. His art is fabulous and I love the chunky look. I am actually trying different styles to see what I like the best and so far--I like chunky. Chunky journals, chunky paintings....yep chunky it will probably be.

22 comments:

NatashaMay said...

I'm loving this Martha. :) Paintings still feel like uniquely you.

Bren said...

I like that textured look of the chunky, you're doing such a great job trying out all these new methods and mediums. I would think working from a black background requires you to think differently as you develop the painting...very cool.

Buffy said...

Oh these came out great,I'm loving the chunky style too. I have been practising doing the chunky style with acrylics and you're right its not easy.I love how you added your own style to these paintings.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

I am so enjoying seeing your daily paintings! I adore the top pear one you created. I have been going through a small pear phase lately.

I enjoy working from black backgrounds too. As Bren said it "requires you the think differently when developing the painting".

Janie Husband said...

the sunflower is my favorite...love the chunky too....

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Martha! I love your eggplant. I like chunky! Can I ask a silly perhaps question: what is punchanella? :D

Butterfly Works said...

You're such an adventurous spirit...trying out all these new techniques....love the chucky and the backgrounds you added.....
Hugs and blessings

CelticWoman said...

wow, the texture, the colors, you are doing some awesome work. Hugs

DJ said...

Martha, These are just gorgeous! You're really talented; forget all my previous comments. lol~

PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you! I just went to that site(bad, bad) and ordered some...and ordered more goodies than I should have! Stop tempting me to have such fun, Martha! heehee

Marie aka Grams said...

You are just as much an artist with oils as you are with all other mediums. It's so fun to see your variety.

Elena said...

What beautiful works of art!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Oh....I see the black underpaintings. How magnificently done Martha!

Herm said...

You are doing great, love all those pears!

lori vliegen said...

LOVE all of your chunky paintings!!! (and i think that chunky likes me, too, because i have an awful lot of it around my hips.....). xox, ;))

Diane said...

You may be inspired, but this is your art--no doubt! This is my favorite style of painting, and I always love the colors you choose.

Diane said...

You may be inspired, but this is your art--no doubt! This is my favorite style of painting, and I always love the colors you choose.

Ophelia said...

I really love this!!!

Mechelle said...

Martha your paintings turned out so well! I love using chunky canvases and dark backgrounds for my base color.

Beedeebabee said...

Hiya Martha! These are such sweet little paintings. You do chucky so beautifully!...I LOVE your Journal of Spray Painted Pages, it's stunning! xo Paulette ;)

Dana Chabino said...

Really like your paintings & style!

Glad I came across your blog!

Best wishes!

JMahorney said...

Hi Martha!
I feel honored. Thanks for the kind words too.Yep, I like some chunky too! I really like the spin you put on these. The first one is especially awesome imho. The texture added my the background grid and and the organic handwriting is really interesting.
BTW-Doesn't bother me if you sell em. I'm super happy just to hear that I might have helped or inspired someone.
:) Jeff M
http://jmahorney.blogspot.com/

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