Lost and Found

Lost and Found, 40 x 40 inches, acrylic and mixed media on panel.  ©2017 Deidre Adams

I finished several paintings a couple of months ago, but because of one thing and another, I’m behind in posting them. Here is Lost and Found, done in a more impasto style than I usually use. I had a jar of silver paint that was drying up, and the process of trying to use it became very physical as I had to fight with it. I found that rather enjoyable, as the physical struggle became an outlet for some emotions. I let myself be a little looser with things I might normally try to smooth out. I’m liking the end result as well. 

 Lost and Found, detail.  ©2017 Deidre Adams 
 Lost and Found, detail.  ©2017 Deidre Adams
2017-10-15T16:14:28+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Art, Painting|1 Comment

Experiments in Fiction

Experiments in Fiction, 30 x 30 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams

This painting was a bit of an exercise in restraint for me. I usually do a lot more layering and marking than in this one, but I really liked the strong contrast between the warm and cool colors. I looked at it for a long time trying to determine what was needed, and it finally told me it was ready to call done.

Experiments in Fiction
, (detail), acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
Experiments in Fiction, (detail), acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
2017-10-15T16:14:33+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Painting|Comments Off on Experiments in Fiction

Much Has Transpired Since

Deidre Adams - Much Has Transpired SinceMuch Has Transpired Since, 40 x 40 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams

“Who has not felt at some point amazed at being confined to just one small life, which somehow happens to be one’s own?”
-Eleanor Rosch

This morning Facebook reminded me that I posted the above quote on my timeline exactly seven years ago today. In light of everything that’s happened since then, I still think these words sum up how I feel about life. Some things have happened in the last few months that have sucked all the air out of the room and made it difficult to feel like working on art is an important use of one’s precious time, but I’ve been doing it all the same and trying not to feel too guilty about it. I’ll post my new work here as I get it photographed.

Much Has Transpired Since (detail), acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
Much Has Transpired Since (detail), acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
2017-10-15T16:14:34+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Painting|Comments Off on Much Has Transpired Since