Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My First Video of a Painting

This is my first attempt with my new camcorder. Although it's an amateur video with some sound problems, it's a pretty good first try. You can get a much better feel for the painting than you can from just photos. My intention is to give the viewer the feeling that they have seen the painting in person. And also to let the viewer be a party to my stream of consciousness as it relates to the painting process. Click here to see and purchase the painting on my website.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Leaning Softly Toward the Sun"

Title: "Leaning Softly Toward the Sun"

Soft brushwork in oil imparts a gentle feeling, like a sweet summer afternoon with a light breeze, lush greenery and the warm summer sun.

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Dimensions: 30" high, 40" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted black.

$325.00 free shipping to the contiguous 48 states.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Some Fun Tonight"

Title: "Some Fun Tonight"

Wild and fun, full of kinetic energy, bright vibrant color and movement. Very textured.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 30" high, 40" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted black.

$350.00 free shipping to the contiguous 48 states.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On Sale!


I'm putting this painting on sale.

I love the painting, but was never able to photograph it well enough to show it at it's best. Some paintings just need to be seen in person.

It is so rich with depth of color and movement, it's like music. Which is what it's all about.

So my solution is to put it on sale. I know that someone will be delighted to hang it in just the right spot.

Title
: "Embryonic Journey"
Everybody loves this song, including me.
This painting just wanted to be named for that beautiful and passionate piece of music, with it's cellular shapes and outer (or inner) space feel.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 30" high, 72" wide, ¾" deep, three 24x30" canvases.

SOLD

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Drawing or Painting?


This painting will be called "Plume" if it ever dries!

You might look at this image and answer, "painting for sure" and I would too.

I've been developing this new acrylic technique for a couple of years now. I use water and a few different tools to move the paint around the canvas.

When I first started doing this it was very liberating and fun and I always finished the paintings in one go-round. They were always Alla Prima paintings.

But as one might expect, an artists technique evolves. I spend a lot more time and use a lot more paint than I did when I began this adventure. And I've discovered so much about this kind of paint.

But tonight as I was working, it became a tussle between dark and light. Pushing one, then pushing the other. Suddenly I said to myself "you're drawing". Who would have thought?

It always comes back to drawing, the "essence of art". :)

"Reconnoitering the Rim"


Title: "Reconnoitering the Rim"

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 24" high, 36" wide, ¾" deep.
The sides are painted burnt umber (dark brown).

Named for an episode of "Deadwood" because I love that phrase, and I love that series. But I was actually thinking about ancient people who followed the pacific rim kelp forests in their boats. I was following the flow of paint, taking from it and giving to it and thoughts of those people kept me company as I herded the paint around the canvas.

I tried some new techniques that involve cracking the paint on the surface and allowing the color beneath to show, even while wet. The results are pretty cool.
$350 free shipping* to US Mainland

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Wild One!


This is another wild one! I'm becoming more and more of an abstract expressionist with my acrylic paintings. I guarantee that you will never stop finding new things in this painting; it has millions of color forms, notes and passages. It's sort of like it's own universe. I think it invented it's own language. Ha ha, just kidding!

LOTS of thick paint, very rich and wonderful. Why did I name it Moon Blossoms? Because my husband told me to, and he is always right.

Title: "Moon Blossoms"

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 36" high, 72" wide, ¾" deep, six 36x12" canvases.
The edges are painted black.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Universal Signs World Premier!!!


I'm happy to announce the much anticipated world premier of Universal Signs, the first full-length feature film in American Sign Language.

This is a beautiful film in so many ways, and I'm very proud to have my paintings chosen to represent the art of the main character, Andrew (Anthony Natale). It was truly thrilling to work with him.

Many thanks to Ann Calamia and Catherine Miller for inviting me to be a part of this very haunting and poignant film. And to Frank Davis from Qoro, LLC for creating the many amazing in-progress versions of my painting "Gone to Glory" as seen above, as well as his masterful reproductions of all the other paintings used in the filming process.

You can buy Frank's incredible limited edition reproductions here.

The premier is this Saturday at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA. Click here for info.

DVD's are available for pre-order.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Across the Universe

Title: "Across the Universe" Share on Facebook
Very complex triptych with smooth flowing areas and concentrated passages of intense activity. A good amount of texture and some 3-D linework.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 24" high, 72" wide, ¾" deep, three 24x24" canvases.
The sides are painted black.

$550.00 free shipping* to US Mainland

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Geometree"

Title: "Geometree"
Deep, rich colors, a stained glass-like feel.

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Dimensions: 24" high, 24" wide, 1½" deep.
The sides are painted black.

$250.00 free shipping* to US Mainland

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Star Garden


"Star Garden" has flowing, fluid colors that feel to me like the way nebulae and galaxies evolve and move. The white areas represent infant stars.

Title: "Star Garden"

Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Dimensions: 24" high, 36" wide, ¾" deep.

$250.00
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

White Window, a wildy complex painting


This painting just kept growing. It took me in so many directions! I'm starting to combine a few of the techniques that I use when creating these acrylic paintings. The possibilities are endless. I love to make images that are so rich with color, and the interactions of color. Controlling the paint in an image like this is like trying to control the weather. Sometimes you press the issue, and sometimes you go with the flow. It's a dance.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Ride the Wave" ...a wild ride in paint




Original Abstract Painting by Sally Trace

Title: "Ride the Wave"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
Dimensions: 24" high, 54" wide, 7/8" deep. Three 24x18" canvases.
Lots of textures, swirling shapes, intense colors.

This painting is being used for a book cover. Details to come!


$400 .00 free shipping* to US Mainland

$475.00 USD total cost with international shipping

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