Painting a series.

The last post mentioned how I like to paint a lot of different subjects. I also enjoy playing around with different mediums and techniques. Watercolor, pastel, acrylic paint, and acrylic monotypes are all interesting to me, and I like to use them in their usual manner, but I also like to experiment and try new ways of adapting them to the surfaces I prefer.

This week I worked on some monotype landscapes, then once they were dry I added more acrylic paint to finish them off, using a palette knife or brush. This was similar to painting a series, since I was repeating colors and some landscape elements along with keeping them all in a horizontal format. When I print the monotypes, I have to work quickly before the acrylic paint dries on my gel plate, so I wasn’t able to photograph any of the process. I was able to finish 9 paintings which are now all available in my Daily Paintworks gallery. Below are a few of the finished pieces—you can see how similar some of them are to one another, yet also how they differ.

© Jana R. Johnson 2015Mar27--IMG_9649-LateWinterSkyLight

Late Winter Sky Light
Acrylic on paper
8×10 inches
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© Jana R. Johnson 2015Mar27--IMG_9698-TranquilSky

Tranquil Sky
Acrylic on paper
8×10 inches

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© Jana R. Johnson 2015Mar27--IMG_9678-Prairie Storm

Prairie Storm
Acrylic on paper
8×10 inches
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© Jana R. Johnson 2015Mar27--IMG_9708-TurbulentTerrain

Turbulent Terrain
Acrylic on paper
8×10 inches
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© Jana R. Johnson 2015Mar27--IMG_9715-Dawn'sEarlyLight

Dawn’s Early Light
Acrylic on paper
8×10 inches
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© Jana R. Johnson 2015Mar27--IMG_9727-PeacefulMorning

Peaceful Morning
Acrylic on paper
8×10 inches
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All of these paintings were a joy to create, however, I truly struggled with coming up with their titles! Is that ever a problem with you or do titles come easy for you? If you’d like to see the last 3 paintings in this collection, head on over to my Daily Paintworks gallery. Thanks for visiting!

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2 thoughts on “Painting a series.

  1. Cool! I haven’t done anything like that for a long time. Forgot what fun it was! Thanks for sharing. I no longer have the gear and the space but it was fun to see your results! Honor

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  2. Thanks Honor – Not a lot of space needed – aside from the floor space as a drying “rack” — just a studio table for the gel press and paint palette, then whatever floor space you can borrow ’til they’re dry :).

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