Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Canyon Wall II" Original Contemporary Abstract Expressionism Mixed Media Painting by California Contemporary Artist Barbara Van Rooyan

Original Contemporary Abstract Expressionism Mixed Media Painting

18"x24" Mixed Media in Cradled Panel/ Available

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Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Coral Reef" by Colorado Abstract Artist Candace French

Coral Reef was inspired by my snorkeling adventures off the coastline of Mexico and Maui. 

This is a mixed media work of art on an art panel. It is wired for hanging and signed on the back. Free local delivery in the Denver Metro area. Please contact me for shipping information to all other destinations.


 6"x6"x.75" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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"Quadruvium LXXXII" Four Piece Contemporary Abstract Painting by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

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 Quadruvium Painting 25.5x 7.25x1.5 Acrylic on Wood/Available

 $595.00

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Mixed Media Abstract Art Painting "Balancing Act" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson




This collage painting has many different shiny or sparkly elements including mirror paper, glitter paper, foil ribbon, and combusted origami foil.  The back of the panel has 1/2 inch deep spacers to make the panel stand out from the wall. 
It arrives ready to hang.



  5"x10" Mixed Media on Panel/SOLD

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Snow" by Colorado Abstract Artist Candace French


Playful experimentation inspired this work. I used lots of layers, revealing and concealing. When was the last time you caught a snowflake on your tongue? Fun!


This is a mixed media painting on 3/4" inch canvas. The edges are painted and it is ready to hang. It is signed on the front and back and varnished with a matte finish. Free local delivery in the Denver Metro area. Please contact me for shipping information to all other destinations.


 20"x20"x.75" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Mixed Media Abstract Expressionism Painting,Butterfly, "Butterfly Daze" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

A butterfly flies lazily of the brightly colored and textured background.

14"x18" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Geological Abstract Art Painting "GOLDEN MANTLE" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

This triptych is on 3 gallery wrapped canvases of varying widths of 8 inches, 18 inches and 24 inches. Each canvas is 24 inches in height and 1.5 inches in depth. Final dimensions of the piece, not counting spacing between the canvases are 24 inches tall and 50 inches wide. The heavy texture was achieved using flexible modeling paste and rug backing for the pattern. The metallic elements are metal leaf in gold and copper.

  24"x50"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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"Canyon Wall I" Original Contemporary Abstract Expressionism Mixed Media Painting by California Contemporary Artist Barbara Van Rooyan

Original Contemporary Abstract Expressionism Mixed Media Painting 

20"x16"x1/2"Mixed Media on Canvas Panel-Framed

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“The Road Less Traveled”, Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

"The Road Less Traveled"


The finished piece!

I've been wanting to create an elephant in mixed media for quite a while.  I have been admiring Tracy Verdugo's work and I love the elephants that she creates, so that was the inspiration for this piece.  I am actually fortunate enough to be attending one of her workshops in only 7 more days!  I am beyond excited and cannot wait!

This is how it started.  I gessoed a piece of 20 X 20 cradle board.  Then I added texture with molding paste and stencils.  I also added some molding paste to the elephant's trunk and head.  I had some textured paper that I love and decided to add some of that to her ears.  I then gessoed over the molding paste and the paper on her ears.


Here you can see I started adding some paint.  I used Golden's Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold and Burnt Orange.  I'm all about the Turquoise lately, so I threw that in too.




Now for the scary part...starting on the elephant.  I had her sketched out and I started adding some paint.  I mixed Paynes Gray, White, and Anthraquinone Blue, and a little of the Turquoise to get a blue-gray color.  I wanted her to tie in with my background.  It needed more darks, so I added some Van Dyke Brown.






Here I started adding some of the Van Dyke Brown to the textured area in the middle.  I didn't want it to be one solid brown color, so I added some water to fade out some of the brown tones in the middle of the texture.





This part of the piece had me stumped for days and days.  I could not figure out what color to do the bottom of this piece.  It had such nice, nice texture from using the stencil and I didn't want to mess it up.  Finally, I gave in and told myself "who cares if I mess it up, I'm just doing what I like".  So, there again, I used Turquoise and smudged in some of the Anthraquinone Blue.





I had some gorgeous, gorgeous paper that tied into the colors behind my little elephant.  I tore out a border and added it directly under the brown textured border for a pop of color and to tie in with my background.

I also felt like the bottom of this needed to be distressed and not so "in your face" with the blues.  I took some alcohol ink and some of the Van Dyke brown and punched it in under the paper border.  Then I hit it with a spray bottle of water to make it run into the blue.  Fun!!  



So just when I think I'm done, done, my husband, who is an Engineer by the way, takes a look at her.  He points out that her head is too much of a globe shape and that her tusk was going in the wrong direction.  As much as I hate to admit it, he was totally right.  Had to make some slight changes, but here she is.  She is all finished and I LOVE HER!  The only thing left to do is finish her off with resin.





I titled this piece "The Road Less Traveled" because that's how I want to live my life.  I never want to be afraid to take risks and take chances...sort of what I did with this piece.  It can be scary for sure, but let go and see where it takes you. You may totally surprise yourself!

This piece is still available...fresh off the easel.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or if you are interested in giving her a home!  I would love to hear from you!

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Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Grand Canyon 4" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson




 This abstracted view of the Grand Canyon was commissioned by a petroleum investment  company  in  Colorado.


  24"x36x1.5"" Mixed Media on Canvas/SOLD

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Small Tree Painting, "My Morning Companion" 6x8" SOLD

When I spend time in the Smoky Mountains, I start many of my days on the porch, with a cup of coffee.  It's a special time of day as the sun streams in over the mountains and starts to burn off the protective layer of "smoke" from the night before.

SOLD

It's just me, my coffee, and this old dogwood tree that sits in our yard.  A very nice way to start the day.


Soon the sun will rise over the mountain tops and light will stream in behind the tree.  My little special moment of the morning is gone and it is time to start my day.

Do you have a special moment each morning?


Contemporary Southwest Art,Abstract Mixed Media, Shaman Painting "Quadruvium XCIX" by Arizona Contemporary Artist Pat Stacy

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FRESH OFF THE EASEL



Quadruvium Painting, Southwest Art

17.5"x5.0"x1.5"/Available

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Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton



This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity.

40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mixed Media Art Painting "Relic" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson



This is another in my rust series.  In addition to the rusted iron paint used throughout the piece, there is mica flake on the two horizontal bars, and a flattened, rusted Snapple bottle cap that I ran over with my car  in the lower left.  The other rounded shapes in the lower section are actually indentations in the substrate, which is extruded polystyrene.   The background is handmade metallic paper mounted on a piece of MDF board.

   10"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel/SOLD

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Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure, Circles Art Painting "Solstice Reflection" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure, Circles Art Painting

The original is 8" x 8" double matted and framed to 20" x 16".

This painting is Sold, however,Prints in multiple sizes are also available at http://patstacy.com

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“Wine and Feathers” Original Abstract Acrylic Painting by California Contemporary Artist Barbara Van Rooyan


                                      Original 16"x20" Abstract Acrylic Painting/Available

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Mixed Media Equine Painting,Horse Art "Best of Friends" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson





I used a palette knife to apply texture to the canvas before layering on several washes of acrylic color on this painting.  The texture and depth of color add to the appeal of this work.
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  10"x10"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Abstract Mixed Media Painting "In The Shade" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


6"x10" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available  HERE

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