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This is a series of 3 paintings

12"x12"

Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel in a warm color palette

$350 each, $900 for the whole set of 3paintings.

The elements in this series are sharp lines, geometric shapes and bold use of color. Glazing, sanding and several layers of paint and collage was used to create a limited range of closely related tones. This also helps to create a mood. 



 


 24"x 24"'

Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel

$900

‘Promises To Keep’ is created for you to immerse yourself in a world of circles, lines, shapes and mark making as they reveal their inner secrets. This painting explores the subtle balance between order and chaos, darkness and light, structure and freedom, within the large format composition.

 

This is mixed media abstract and acrylic painting on a large wood panel. My process involves building up layers of paint and collage as I express myself emotionally. I work on multiple pieces at one time exploring the same idea or theme in different ways. Working on many pieces at once gives me liberty to express myself freely without getting too controlling at an early stage. As I am working, each painting speaks to me differently. It is important to allow each painting to evolve naturally. When the meaning or idea emerges, I start to make decisions about color and composition to bring the work to completion.

 

Being an abstract expressionist, I don’t like to tell people what I was thinking while I am working on a painting because most of the time I don’t know myself. I just want to experiment and explore...discover the possibilities. I really would like for them to take away from the work what speaks to them. I don't want to put any preconceived ideas into the viewer’s head. That is why I like abstract pieces so much, the viewer can form their own conclusions and let their imagination run wild.

 


 


 12"x12'

Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel

$300

Beachcomber is inspired by summer vacations spent on the beach with my kids. It reminds me of a big, blue sky, turquoise water and yellow sand all merging together in the bright, afternoon sun as my kids run around combing the beach for shells and other objects. There is feeling, atmosphere, emotion and mood.

 

This is mixed media abstract and acrylic painting on wood panel. My process involves building up layers of paint and collage as I express myself emotionally. I work on multiple pieces at one time exploring the same idea or theme in different ways. Working on many pieces at once gives me liberty to express myself freely without getting too controlling at an early stage. As I am working, each painting speaks to me differently. It is important to allow each painting to evolve naturally. When the meaning or idea emerges, I start to make decisions about color and composition to bring the work to completion.

 

Being an abstract expressionist, I don’t like to tell people what I was thinking while I am working on a painting because most of the time I don’t know myself. I just want to experiment and explore...discover the possibilities. I really would like for them to take away from the work what speaks to them. I don't want to put any preconceived ideas into the viewer’s head. That is why I like abstract pieces so much, the viewer can form their own conclusions and let their imagination run wild.

 




 Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel

12' x12"

$300

‘Connecting The Dots’ is inspired by my love for using circles in my abstract compositions. Circles are the ultimate curvilinear shape, symbolic of dynamic and endless completeness. They evoke a feeling of calmness, peacefulness and relaxation in this painting. Keeping this painting mostly in neutral colors with a repeating pattern of dots/circles creates a strong visual impact.




 “Experiments in Cad Red Deep and Yellow Ochre II”

12" x12"

 Acrylic, collage and Mixed media on wood panel

$250


In keeping with my new goal to explore and experiment more, I have thought about letting loose and freely applying more paint, more collage, using scrapers, fingers, sticks to add marks I love and exploring differences. 


I got some beautiful pinks and muddy greens with this combination. I think I found a new combination that I like. #colorexperiment #limitedcolorpalette #colorinspiration #newcolors #newcombination 

 More motivation and more inspiration.

 Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel
 

Time & Location

Sep 17, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

One Saturday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Class meets September 17, In Studio

All Skill Levels

Tuition: $105 (Log in for membership discount prices)

Description:

Mixed Media Painting and Drawing is meditative. Through building layers you will create variety and interest in your work. In this workshop you will explore many ways of constructing a painting through merging collage elements with paint . We will use water-based paint as the basis for the overall composition, then start building, layering and merging components to create an abstracted and expressive interpretation of your subject.

Emphasis will be on interpreting rather than copying, simplifying detail and shapes, and embracing creative opportunities for unexpected results. Find your creative voice as you discover how various media work together and what processes best align with your vision and goals. You will leave this workshop with strategies for going beyond traditional realism through combining media for a more personal expression.

Examples of artists to look at for inspiration - Tracey Amin, Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, George Braque, and Cy Twombly.

Materials: Students should purchase the materials prior to the class: Materials List.docx

About the instructor

Priti was fortunate to learn painting from a very young age.  The hustle-bustle of everyday life, nature, city life, suburbs, people, seasons, colors, and moods are the inspiration. She works with several media. Using different media and the way she uses colors in both realistic and abstract paintings has contributed to her style. Her work represents many years of studying as well as personal artistic growth.

Today, she offers high-quality fine art instruction, the curriculum includes the use of several media - pencil, charcoal, soft pastels, oil pastels, watercolors, and acrylics. She teaches all mediums and all genres of art, adding to her student’s painting concepts via selective use of design elements, color, and composition. Many of her younger students went on to study further at MassArt and RISDI.

She also conducts Paint Along Workshops. Recent venues include EMC, RSA, Fidelity, Realtor's Assoc.  several public libraries, several senior centers, local restaurants, private and charity events.  


To sign up - https://www.lexart.org/event-details/mixed-media-painting-and-drawing-workshop-with-priti-lathia

 

Ode To a Lightbulb

Mixed media Acrylic and Collage on wood panel

8"x 8" each (3 small works)

$600  (whole set)


 In this series I am playing with different scales of pattern, scribbles, loose lines, collage and paint transfers contrasting with large scale solid areas.
The energy in these works comes from the use of a variety of lines and hidden text.
These paintings are a combination of shapes,lines and textures built up in layers. My focus was on lost and found edges and keeping a lightness and freshness in the work.
All 3 paintings are intuitive and came together almost by itself. The loose brush work contrasts beautifully with the defined pattern. 

 

THESE 3 PAINTINGS SOLD AT THE SALON SHOW IN LAWRENCE 

City Lights
Mixed media Acrylic and Collage on wood panel

12" x16"

$500

This painting is inspired by walking in Boston city at night and looking up at the tall buildings.
If you are an artist like me, you have at least a couple odd paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. Sanding away the old paint gives you a fabulous new surface to make new works. Sanding and glazing add texture and depth to my paintings. This painting is a great example of the effects you can achieve by sanding.
I used an orbital power sander to remove paint from an older painting to create textures and the look of peeling paint in this painting.
 




 

Mixed media Acrylic and Collage on wood panel

24"x 36"

$2999

The warm weather is here in New England and it reminds me of summer vacations and running around with my (younger) kids in the park. 

 This painting has many surprises and beautiful marks that come up when you are just exploring and experimenting. The implied movement of round red balls amongst the grass green and sandy white passages reminds me of kids running and playing ball on a bright sunny day.
Abstract marks are so mesmerizing!!!

Playground is currently on view at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence MA at their annual salon show https://shop.essexartcenter.org/

2022 EAC Salon Show & Art Sale

Essex Art Center's Salon Show + Art Sale is the largest contemporary art sale in the Merrimack Valley, featuring over 250 works of art. The Show + Sale highlights the region's diverse artistic talent, including Essex Art Center's faculty, staff, students, and friends. Artists in the Show include highly acclaimed, professional artists and artists as young as 11 years old. This year's Sale runs from July 16, 2022, through September 10, 2022. Proceeds benefit Essex Art Center's mission and programming and the artists who made the work. Please shop generously and help us keep the arts visible and accessible in our community.


 


Flowers for Jackie




Flowers For Jackie 


 Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel

12”x12”

16"x16" framed size

$500


Fresh flowers being a refreshing energy in spring.
This painting explores the lines of nature and the beauty of flowers in a vase, created in layers and interesting brush strokes.
In an attempt to merge florals and abstraction this painting went through many variations.
I wanted the flowers to retain their organic shape, ethereal qualities and the painting to stay true to elements of abstraction like surface quality, texture, lines, marks, collage and mixed media paint.
This version keeps all those qualities intact. Do you agree? 

This painting is currently in the Rockport Art Assoc and Museum show exhibit will be in April 2022 titled "Jacki's Flowers" to honor our beloved Jacki Harrington, that left this earth this past December.

EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SHOW
Unexpected 18 - JACKI'S FLOWERS


Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 29, 2022

Martha Moore Room, Pearson & Wengenroth Galleries, Online

Reception: Saturday, April 30, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Exhibit Dates: Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 29, 2022
Online Exhibit Submission Opens: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Online Submission Deadline: Monday, April 25, 2022
Drop-Off Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Pick-Up Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

 

 

So happy to mention that my painting “Flowers for Jackie” is on the cover of @capeanncosmos. The magazine reports on the Greater Cape Ann culture scene including art, dance, film, history, literature, music, science and theatre.
Check out the beautiful magazine. It is free to subscribe.




 12"X 12" framed

 Acrylic, collage and mixed media on wood panel

$275

Pictures from a previous show at Gallery Twist.

Currently in the Experimental Art Group's "Unexpected #17" show at the Jane Deering Gallery in Gloucester. My piece is "Vertigo" framed is in the show. The exhibition dates are April 2 - 30, and online 24/7 here: https://janedeeringgallery.com/the.../view/5849397/1/5901553. Opening reception is Saturday, April 2, 3 - 6pm. Gallery hours are 1 - 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 - 4pm on Sundays. Forty-two artists are in the show. Hope you get a chance to see it!

 

There will be Fun

Scrapes of Life

Miles To Go

Come Connect

Breaking the Pattern

9" x 12"

Mixed media - acrylic and collage on paper

NFS - prints available on Fine Art America

 

Motivated by my commitment to the preservation of nature, this, “Celebration of Life” series incorporates recycled paper from old sewing pattern paper, grocery bags, found paper, catalog paper in collage form. I distressed, stenciled, monoprinted and manipulated the paper surfaces, highlighting the struggle between consumption and nature and our need to reduce waste globally. Nature vs technology, written text vs printed text, circles vs lines, hard edges vs soft edges, defined pattern vs the loose paint application. Uncontrolled marks disrupt structural pattern.

The neutral, earthy color palette provides a beacon of hope, embracing a collective approach to environmental preservation. The collection celebrates the paper bags’ journey from tree to canvas.




Changing A Lightbulb

Flip The Switch

Lightbulb Moment

Mixed media on wood panel

8" x 8"

$600 for all 3

In this series i am playing with different scales of pattern, scribbles, loose lines, collage, stencils, and paint transfers contrasting with large scale solid areas. The energy in these works comes from the use of a variety of lines and hidden texts. My focus was on lost and found edges, including veiling, and keeping a lightness and freshness in the work. The loose brushwork and mark-making contrasts beautifully with defined pattern.

All 3 paintings are intuitive and was an opportunity to explore the creative process.

Ode To Lightbulbs is currently on view at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence MA at their annual salon show https://shop.essexartcenter.org/

2022 EAC Salon Show & Art Sale

Essex Art Center's Salon Show + Art Sale is the largest contemporary art sale in the Merrimack Valley, featuring over 250 works of art. The Show + Sale highlights the region's diverse artistic talent, including Essex Art Center's faculty, staff, students, and friends. Artists in the Show include highly acclaimed, professional artists and artists as young as 11 years old. This year's Sale runs from July 16, 2022, through September 10, 2022. Proceeds benefit Essex Art Center's mission and programming and the artists who made the work. Please shop generously and help us keep the arts visible and accessible in our community.

 

THESE 3 PAINTINGS SOLD AT THE SALON SHOW IN LAWRENCE






 

“Broccoli” a new intuitive twist on a familiar vegetable. Continuing with my series-Paint My Grocery List. #abstractfood #vegetablepainting #broccolipainting
Mixedmedia on paper
18”x 24”
This is the second item on my list.
This series allows me to explore vegetables and fruits in an abstract way with infinite arrangements and mark making. Stay tuned for the next item on my list next week. Have a fantastic day!🥦

Happy to mention that both works are accepted into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s national open juried show “Vision ‘22”
220 paintings were entered and only 95 were accepted. The show will be posted on their website and Facebook page. Risw.org

Exhibition Dates - February 26th - April 1st
A big thank you to juror @lorrainedesigns
 

 

 Painting my Grocery List. This is the third item on my list - Red Onions. #redonions

This is a more abstracted version. This series continues to explore both semi realistic as well as abstracted. #abstractart #circlepainting #circlemovement #geometricart

Mixed media and collage on watercolor paper with intentional mark making and building up the layers.

18”x24”

Happy to mention that both works are accepted into the Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s national open juried show “Vision ‘22”
220 paintings were entered and only 95 were accepted. The show will be posted on their website and Facebook page. Risw.org

 

             








  




Woven Into The Landscape
 
Woven Into the Landscape

24" x 24"

Cradled wooden Panel

$1,500


"Woven Into the Landscape" is a mixed media acrylic painting that explores the idea of gestural lines. Gestural lines are spontaneous, rhythmic, almost animated. These lines are dynamic and have energy, not slow and controlled. They have a sense of vitality and freedom, almost like a dance.


 


 
 
 
 Framed size - 23" x 29"
Mixed media and collage on paper
$1395
 
 
Antique bottles and other objects from the kitchen make wonderful subjects for still-life paintings because of their beautiful shapes and colors. I really enjoyed painting these objects with abstract collage and negative shape painting. The white horizontal lines are used to balance the strong verticals created by the objects.
Among the first to start abstracting still life scenes were Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. As artists experimented with new forms of abstraction, still life painting became a favored genre that let them play with various arrangements of textures, shapes, and colors.



 
Acrylic and mixed  media on paper
26" x 32" Framed size
$1695

When I was working on this painting, my husband was watching this show on Netflix about Marco Polo and kept talking to me every morning about it, so somehow the excitement of his adventures stuck in my mind. Hence the exotic title of the painting, inspired by the Netflix show. I Enjoyed using shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve its effect.


“I enjoy playing with and rearranging colors, lines, and shapes to create images that I want to look at. I want my work to be surprising, playful, and provocative. Some of my paintings are doors, others windows. They are all portals. I continue to use these symbols because they are a joyous and mysterious language that is somehow both deeply personal and universal.” —Adria Arch