Working on finishing up my latest series which I will premiere at this weekend’s art opening. The paintings are all complete, just getting the frames done and finishing it all up. “Exposed Emotions” is a new series of paintings that I have been working on for the last couple of months. I’m really excited about this series as it is something quite a bit different for me. The paintings are on stretched linen with parts of the beautiful canvas showing through. That is the “Exposed” part. The emotions refer to the subjects and titles of the paintings. Bliss, Happy, Passion, Euphoria, Love Consciousness, Unconditional Love, and Love is the Thread are the titles of the seven paintings. The show is a two evening opening and the show will be open by appointment only for the month of November. We will also have an open studio event happening at the same time. There will be around 3 other artists with their studio doors open for the evenings. My eldest son, Bryan Beck, who is also an artist, is also showing his latest series of portraits. They are all pencil drawings. I am so proud of him for following in his mom’s footsteps! Hope to see lots of locals at this weekend’s opening. The location is 1606 Central Ave. SE suite 201, the Central location of Chroma Studios.
Posted in 2011, art, art show, Chroma studios, painting
Tagged Albuquerque art scene, art opening, Bryan Beck, emotions, exposed, New Mexico artist, open studios, Paula Manning-Lewis
Consciousness, 20 x 20" oil on exposed linen canvas, work in progress
Finally! A full day in my studio with nothing else I have to get done! Still working on the Exposed Emotions series of paintings. The two posted here and just about done. Maybe a small touch up here or there, but basically done.
Euphoria, 20 x 20" oil on exposed linen canvas, work in progress
Canvas prepped and waiting to be painted, white areas are gesso, leaving areas of blank raw canvas.
Starting a new series. Painted on a nice gray linen, I decided to leave parts of the canvas exposed to show the beauty of the canvas alone. Each painting will be named after an emotion, all positive emotions. So, I came up with the obvious name for the series, “Emotions Exposed”. So far I have four of the 7 paintings started. All are still works in progress.
Star of Love, 20 x 20" oil on exposed linen canvas, work in progress
Love is the Thread, 20 x 20" oil on exposed linen, work in progress
Exposed Three, 20 x 20" oil on canvas, work in progress
Exposed Four, 20 x 20" oil on canvas, work in progress
Posted in 2011, art, daily painting, daily paintings, new work, painting
Tagged abstract spiral, emotions, emotions exposed, exposed canvas, flowers, new series, painting series, spirals, suns