The Seasonal Silhouettes Series

The Seasonal Silhouettes project began with intent to explore the technical possibilities of water-soluble oils. After the paints arrived at my doorstep it took weeks/months to decide what the paints would be used for. I didn’t want to create my usual series, not knowing much about these water-soluble oils, but I knew I wanted to try something new and experiment with the new medium. It wasn’t until a quick walk away break/ look at my paintings from a distance that the full realization of my project with these paints came to light. It was in the action of walking back to my in-progress work that I saw a shadow of intriguing shapes and values spotlighted on a blank canvas that I just happened to have on an easel.  It seemed like that was the perfect place to start. Each day I would lay or hold the canvases in a position to catch the shadows created by outdoor growth and layer these shapes and colors until a composition came forth. I was so thrilled with how the oils were coming along I decided to do watercolors alongside. These particular paintings depict summer growth and I hope to extend this project into the fall, winter and spring to see how the shapes and colors change with the natural change of the seasons.

  Kaleidoscopic Echinacea   oil on canvas  10" x 8"

Kaleidoscopic Echinacea

oil on canvas

10" x 8"

  Kaleidoscopic Baltonia   oil on canvas  8" x 8"

Kaleidoscopic Baltonia

oil on canvas

8" x 8"

  Kaleidoscopic Cone Flower   oil on canvas  8" x 8"

Kaleidoscopic Cone Flower

oil on canvas

8" x 8"

  Kaleidoscopic Poplar   oil on canvas  10" x 8"

Kaleidoscopic Poplar

oil on canvas

10" x 8"

 Kaleidoscopic Pteridophyta  oil on canvas  5" x 5"

Kaleidoscopic Pteridophyta

oil on canvas

5" x 5"

  Kaleidoscopic Goldstrum   oil on canvas  5" x 5"

Kaleidoscopic Goldstrum

oil on canvas

5" x 5"

  Kaleidoscopic Companula   oil on canvas  5" x 5"

Kaleidoscopic Companula

oil on canvas

5" x 5"

  Kaleidoscopic Delphinium   oil on canvas  5" x 5"

Kaleidoscopic Delphinium

oil on canvas

5" x 5"

  Kaleidoscopic Glow   watercolor  7" x 8.75"

Kaleidoscopic Glow

watercolor

7" x 8.75"

  Kaleidoscopic Aurora   watercolor  5.75" x 5.75"

Kaleidoscopic Aurora

watercolor

5.75" x 5.75"

  Kaleidoscopic Aurous   watercolor  4" x 6.25"

Kaleidoscopic Aurous

watercolor

4" x 6.25"

  Kaleidoscopic Rubescent   watercolor  4.75" x 5.75"

Kaleidoscopic Rubescent

watercolor

4.75" x 5.75"

  Kaleidoscopic Ochroid   watercolor  4" x 4"

Kaleidoscopic Ochroid

watercolor

4" x 4"

  Kaleidoscopic Magenta   watercolor  4" x 4"

Kaleidoscopic Magenta

watercolor

4" x 4"

  Kaleidoscopic Violaceous   watercolor  3.75" x 2.5"

Kaleidoscopic Violaceous

watercolor

3.75" x 2.5"

    Kaleidoscopic Fuchsia   watercolor  6.5" x 2.5"

Kaleidoscopic Fuchsia

watercolor

6.5" x 2.5"

  Kaleidoscopic Maroon   watercolor  2.5" x 2.5"

Kaleidoscopic Maroon

watercolor

2.5" x 2.5"