Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Finished 18''x24'' Canvas - "Paradigm" Textured Acrylic

©2010 Mark Yearwood
18''x24'' Textural Acrylic Palette Knife Painting on Gallery Canvas
The finished painting from the progress pic in the last post. I'm working towards an atmospheric quality in my latest paintings by creating more negative space against the stuctured layers. I like the way this one is busy, but serene at the same time.
The texture is heavier than some of my others and looks much better up close.
I also ended up flipping it 180 degrees in the end although, it looks really good any way you hang it. This one will have a new home in California.

Friday, February 19, 2010

In the Studio- A Canvas in Progress

I thought I would share this painting in progress started yesterday. This is the "cover the canvas and rough it in stage", although it is already feeling pretty good. Man, I love to paint!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Simple Stand for 8''x8'' Canvas Panels

I recently saw a tile artist using these little blocks to display their handpainted tiles and thought it was a good way to display one of my canvas panel abstracts. A neat and cheap alternative to having them framed. It gives you lots of options for display and avoids a nail in the wall, plus you can move them around as you please. I made these out of Alder and routed a groove to accept the RayMar panels, which are rigid enough to stand without warping.
If you purchase a panel and would like one of these, let me know and I'll throw it in on the deal.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Rare Earth" Acrylic Palette Knife Painting on Canvas Panel

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Rare Earth"
8''x8'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract on RayMar Canvas Panel
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This panel is a little different because it's the first in a while with no blues or cool tones anywhere. I decided to to try a completely earthy palette. I don't know what I think of it just yet but, maybe it will grow on me. I you like it...or not... please let me know. I'm sure it will go with someone's sofa.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mark Yearwood Thursday Ribbon Artist Feature at

I hope it's ok to shout a little. I'm happy to be the ArtBeat Oklahoma Thursday Ribbon Artist this week.
ArtBeat is Oklahoma's free publication and website to promote and encourage creativity and the arts in the state. Thank you, ArtBeat for the nice write-up and exposure.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back in the painting groove! - "Passage II" Palette Knife Abstract on Panel

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Passage II"
8''x8'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract on RayMar Canvas Panel
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I'm back into the painting groove after working on the 36x48 painting posted a few days ago. I just finished this one and have two more in progress which will be up in the next couple of days. I really get into these minis and explore new techniques and color combinations which can be used for larger works. The trouble with these being so small is having to use restraint and not overpaint them. I also want to use good balance and arrangement just the same as a large painting. Working small helps me to slow down and focus on each area of the painting. I still use the palette knife in the same loose way, but the strokes are more controlled on the small panels.

Emails with questions or comments are welcomed.