The perils of painting

As an abstract painter the moon calls to me. I revel in its luminosity and shadow.

Exo-Planet, ©2107, Alicia R Peterson. Acrylic on 10” circle form, $300. Photo: Peter Scheer.

 

April 11, 2017 was a particularly big full moon for me. I had been painting inside my head for days in preparation. Canvas […]

I feel like my insides are showing

We filmed me painting outside but inside my studio, I speak to you. Evidently, I talk with my hands, so I was directed to keep still. Oh, that was hard for me. ©2017 Alicia R Peterson. Photo: Artist

Today is the day! It is a brisk 29 degrees in the north shore of Long […]

The Walk of the Blob: Inside the Head of an Abstract Painter

They stop in their tracks and stare…

What is it?

Look at that BLOB!

No, it’s not a bad horror movie… Welcome to my world as an abstract painter.

Well about that Blob… In 2015, I was honored to be in a juried exhibition at the Art League of Long Island. At the opening of […]

Opening Night of Life

Crescent Full Moon,© 2015, Alicia R Peterson, acrylic on linen, 36 x 24 in. $1100. Photo: Peter ScheerCrescent Full Moon evolved from my kinship with Mother Nature and was painted outside under a cloudy full moon night.

I am waking up in the middle of the night with dread. There is the tinge of […]

Mud is not a Color on the Artists’ Color Wheel

Caption © 2105 Alicia R Peterson, Diagonal Angsty, acrylic on linen, 20 x 16 inches $650 Photo: Peter Scheer

© 2015 Alicia R Peterson, Diagonal Angsty, acrylic on linen, 20 x 16 inches $650 Photo: Peter Scheer

Before I know what’s happening, the teacher rips my canvas out of my hands, exclaiming, “You are doing it all wrong!”

No, Not Again!

During my first painting class in 1996, I had a stand off […]

I've Got the Music in Me

Painted with gestures and flowing paint while listening to music. What do you hear? What do you see?
© Alicia R Peterson, Balance. Acrylic on linen, 18 x 24 inches. Photo: Peter Scheer

I am doing a happy dance to music on my canvas. My painting Balance was accepted into the Long Island Museum’s I’ve Got the Music in Me juried art competition.

Painted with gestures and flowing paint while listening to music. What do you hear? What do you see?© Alicia R Peterson, Balance. Acrylic on […]

You want me to paint what I see with my eyes?

© Alicia R Peterson, Crazy. Acrylic on linen, 20 x 24 inches. $750 Photo: Peter Scheer.

© Alicia R Peterson, Crazy. Acrylic on linen, 20 x 24 inches. $750 Photo: Peter Scheer.

 

I was first called to paint in 1994 with no framework and no training. I just put paint on canvas. I was compelled by an inner voice commanding me to paint. Oh, what a wise voice and […]

Again with the Voice of “You Can’t”?

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Summer in the Sound, © 2016 Alicia R Peterson, acrylic on canvas, 10 x 30.” Yes, this story has a happy ending. Photo: Jeff Foster

This year I signed up for my second time at Gallery North’s Wet Paint Festival. In short, wet paint means local Long Island and NYC metro artists gather for […]