Common Thistle Bloom


9″ x 9″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, linealist style. 2015. Attempting to further refine the “linealist” concept, working with only a palette knife to compose a painting using only short lines of pigment. Using a combination of texture and color to enhance contrast in order to separate figure from ground. Working from a photo I took in my yard using my tablet’s camera.


Raven II


17″ x 11″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, applied using only palette knife. 2015. Reprise of an earlier subject, using a different technique. Attempting to develop a “linealist” style where many small lines of pigment are composited to render the full image.

Monarch Butterfly on Frostweed


10″ x 10″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, linealist style. 2015. Pigment applied using palette knife only. Attempting techniques learned in Maria Lyle’s Illustration Techniques class last year at ACC. Referencing a work photo I took last autumn in my yard, when we had an unusually heavy butterfly migration through here lasting several weeks.