Monday, February 17, 2014

Swish ©

© 2014 Debbi Smith Rourke
Swish  48" x 36"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
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$2,500 + $120 shipping

 Diptych of "Swish" and "Swirl" 

Oil on two 48"x36" gallery-wrapped canvases (48" x 72" together) 
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$4,500 + $180 sh/h in contiguous US

I did two studies last year for this diptych titled "Rising Bubbles" and "Colorful Currents." This larger version of Rising Bubbles is more about movement – clearly there are no bubbles. I just totally got immersed in the process and the flow of moving paint around in large areas. Was a blast! Came together rather quickly. The study helped, but I was definitely in a groove that felt GOOD. There appears to be a heart emerging, and I recently realized these are chakra colors. Maybe it's a combined aura!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Trial Islands Lighthouse ©

©2014 Debbi Smith Rourke
Trial Islands Lighthouse 8" x 10" 
Oil on canvas panel

I recently took a workshop from Sandy Ostrau in the San Francisco Bay Area. She paints intriguing abstracted landscape, water scape and figurative works. This is the first painting I've completed since my return from the workshop where I used more of her simplification techniques and some color-mixing ideas. WAS SO MUCH FUN!! These islands are near Victoria, BC and I have wanted to paint this scene for a couple of years. So glad I waited!!