Fresh off the easel. Gallant is the my most recent abstract painting. Bold and bright color! This one reminded me of a similar style (although the color palettes are different) I have used with the paintings that are posted below. With this particular style I am working with a limited palette, mixing a lot of variations applied in layered chunks of color. COLORFUL, in Elizabeth Chapman style!
Each spring since 2009 I have used the freshly bloomed peonies from our back yard as the subject matter for a floral abstract. I am happy to report that they have all found a home, including this year's 2017 version, "Glorious."
I am happy to have sold this painting to a local business where it will hang to be enjoyed by it's clients. Over the past years I have had a few places in town that have asked me to hang. I really don't mind as it gets my inventory out from my studio storage (freeing space for more paintings!) and the public is given the opportunity to enjoy the paintings. This particular painting was one of a group that was hanging at The Specific Source in Springfield, Mo.
I got to know Dr. Nathan because of a dog that I have that hurt his back (nerve damage) leaving him without usage of his back legs. I had been working with and trying some different things when some one told me about this chiropractor that was willing and liked to help animals. I began taking Monty in (before the regular clientele arrived) to get his back adjusted and during this time I was asked if I would hang some of my paintings in their business. Of course. One year later, I went to pick up my paintings in order to give another artist the opportunity to hang there. Dr. Nathan just couldn't seem to let this one go. SOLD!!
It is so very special to me when I sell a painting in my hometown of Springfield, Mo.
As for, Monty he does from time to time have partial use of his back legs. It can be said that they are better than they were a year ago, but still it has been an ever so slow process. I am still holding out hope that he will walk again. Patience.
Continuing to showcase a few of these that I have done on heavy paper. It is Arches 156lb acid free watercolor paper often gessoed before painting on it. A friend pointed out to me how it reminded her of the coastline near Sydney, thus the title. I just love to play with color, shapes, line, etc., it's an adventure for me. Where ever the painting takes you, well that's your adventure!! Enjoy.
I keep meaning to get back to painting abstracts in the red color palettes, but the bright summer colors continue to emerge. This is one of a small series of paintings that I have done on heavy 156lb Arches acid free watercolor paper. Price is great for this size, but they do need to be framed, mounted or whatever creative way you might find to display them. I reminded here of a garden...can you find the tulips? I will initial these on the front, sign on the back.
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Reminiscent of a sunset...all so beautiful and each one unique. The title for this one was a collaboration between grandpa and grand-daughter. The former saw a sunset and the other saw blooms. Together we have "Sunset Blooms. Perfect.
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I just paint! Whatever happens is what happens. This one is a small painting but it has lots of layers (paint) creating lots of surface texture. It wasn't that it was intentional, it's just that it took that long for this painting to emerge. Some are quick to find, other's take time. I would define it as not only having RICH color, but also a rich surface texture. It can be seen by clicking on the zoom feature in my website or click here to see it. What do you think?!
SO, in titling I turned to my hubby who titles the majority of my paintings. Once in awhile, I come up with a good one. smile. Anyway, often he will asked, 'so, what does it remind you of?' To which I replied, 'can't you see it?!' 'it's like swampy, there's a tree, water, kinda has a southern feel to it'. Immediately, he came up with "Bayou"...and that's why we call him 'title man'!