Composite Realism

Here's a gallery of my artwork that I have termed "Composite Realism" because they combine two different styles: realism and abstraction.

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Comment by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 18, 2011 at 9:26am
I really like the words and the art together! It feels like a journal entry coming out of hiding!
Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on May 18, 2011 at 10:41am
Thanks, Suzanne.  I like the idea that it feels like a journal entry coming out of hiding!
Comment by Tracy Yarbrough on July 19, 2011 at 10:02pm
wow!  I love these paintings!
Comment by Suzanne Sicuranza on July 19, 2011 at 10:15pm
Thaneeya, did you use the same technique as mentioned in your mixed media tutorial for the animals??
Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on July 20, 2011 at 7:57am

Thanks, Tracy!

Suzanne, I used a different technique with the animals in this portfolio. Some are acrylic paintings and others are colored pencil drawings, so the techniques I used were pertinent to those mediums.

Comment by Tracy Yarbrough on July 20, 2011 at 8:36am
do you create the backgrounds first & layer the animals on top or create the backgrounds around them?
Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on July 21, 2011 at 7:24am
Hi Tracy, It depends. For the colored pencil pieces, the backgrounds and animals are drawn in more or less at the same time, next to each other, as opposed to one on top of the other.  For the acrylic pieces, I usually do the backgrounds first and then the animals on top, although there are some exceptions if I change my mind about the background after already painting in the animal (like the sheep surrounded by text).  But for the most part, I do paint the animal on top of the background.
Comment by Denise Mulligan on August 12, 2011 at 10:37am
These are so awesome and different I am in love!
Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on August 13, 2011 at 12:53am
Thank you Denise! :)
Comment by Dolores Jablonski on November 21, 2011 at 7:57pm

I love this. It's so imaginative!

 

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