Monday, May 22, 2017

“Dragons Soar”, by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

Dragons Soar



This is the latest little painting I completed.  It's the time of the year I've been thinking about family, getting out in the warm sunshine, planting flowers, breathing in the fresh air.  I named it "Dragons Soar" because I have a little sign in my garden that says "In my garden, hearts soar and dragons fly." 

In thinking about the dragonfly and creating this piece, I found this interesting symbolism.  The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life and usually not more than a few months. This adult dragonfly does it all in these few months and leaves nothing to be desired. This style of life symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t and are able to make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis.

This ability lets you live your life without regrets like the great dragonfly.  This week, this day, are you living in the moment?

Here are some pictures of how this painting started out and went through the process.


This painting literally sat in my art studio for over a year, untouched.  I did NOT like how it was turning out and couldn't figure out what to do with it.  The sides and the bottom of it were painted bright red.  Really...who does that...FIRE ENGINE red!  I toned it down with some white.  The top background underneath the dragonfly is some really beautiful turquoise paper that I found and altered.


I continued doing more alterations to the paper behind the dragonfly.  I added some iridescent orange...man those iridescent paints are gorgeous!  Started adding some blue over the white paint at the bottom and sides to try to tie it all together.


Here I began to add more turquoise to the painting, again to try to tie it together, and because I LOVE turquoise.



And...TaDa...I think it is done!


This little painting is 8 X 8 X 1.5 found a home here in Colorado.  It was finished with a resin coating, which eliminates the need for framing.  If you have comments or comments, please contact me at:


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Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Art Painting "Daybreak" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry

  FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 Abstract Landscape  Art Painting

  24"x18" x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas

  $825.00

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mixed Media Abstract Tree Landscape Painting, "Fantasia 2"by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Fantasia 2", 10x10 inches, by Carol Nelson

Rich, saturated colors - that's what you'll usually find in my abstracted tree series. Students in my workshops usually do very well with this project with it's step by step directions.

 10"x10"x1" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $285.00

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Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Red Galaxy" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

I am thrilled to share that "Red Galaxy" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the April Bold Brush Painting Competition!! In addition, it was selected by the FASO staff for the Favorite 15% of all entries. 20"x20"x1.5" Mixed Media/sold Commissions are Welcome! View my available work at https://sandraduranwilson.com Click HERE to view my upcoming workshops.

Mixed Media Abstract Painting,"Web of Life" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy



We are all entangled together in the web of life--each interdependent of the other. Here the web is accented with copper patina and real copper paint on a dark ground. and the symbols are behind the Behind the web, the dragonfly flies and the entity stands watch. Gallery wrapped, no need to frame.


                                                  Expressionism Painting,  Mixed Media Abstract

 30"x24" Mixed Media on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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 Prints in multiple sizes are also available, Click HERE for pricing.

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Contemporary Map Art, Florida Map " STILL WATERS RUN DEEP (PRINT)" by Contemporary Artist Brian Billow




FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Reproduction standard size print from the original painted on a Florida road map.


20"x16" Mixed Media on Paper

$49.00

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Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Painted Head" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 Abstract  Painting

 12"x10" Mixed Media on Paper

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Art from a TEACUP...... Read my latest blog post HERE



Friday, May 19, 2017

Mixed Media, Contemporary Abstract Art “CANYON LAND # 2” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin



10"x10"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas


Collage, acrylic paint, ink, clay medalion on 8x8 canvas with black painted sides set in a black wood float frame.
Finished size: 10"×10"×2".  


$250.00

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Abstract Landscape Art Painting "Heading for the Blue" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting

  20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/sold

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fine Art Sculpture Resin, Steel Cast Acrylic "Waves" by Santa Fe Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Reverse Side
   25"x10"x5.5" Acrylic, Resin,Steel on Cast Acrylic/Available

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Abstract Still Life Flower Art Painting "Collection of Memories" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Still Life Painting

  30"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/sold-Fine Art Prints available HERE

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Contemporary Map Art, Florida Map "NEW WORLD MARINER'S STAR" by Contemporary Artist Brian Billow




FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

Reproduction standard size print from the original painted on a Florida road map.


20"x16" Mixed Media on Paper

$49.00

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Abstract Mixed Media Seascape Painting "MANHATTAN BEACH SUNSET" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport




 Abstract Seascape Painting

 16"x20" Mixed Media on Board/Available

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Contemporary Mixed Media Art,Painting "Shaman 3” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

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6"x6" x1.5 "Mixed Media on Canvas in a Black Floater Frame

$150.00

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Contemporary Abstract Painting, "REEF, 051417" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

"Reef" 13.5x4.5 inches, by Carol Nelson



This painting is float mounted on an MDF backing board. Students always ask me what adhesive to use to glue the three layers (the painting, the spacer, and the backing board) together.

There are several brands of glue available in hardware stores.  In this case, I used StrongStik by DAP.  For extra security, I drilled two holes in the back (one about 1/3 down from the top, and one about 1/3 up from the bottom) and screwed in 3/4 inch screws.



It is a true mixed media piece, with such diverse components as rusted iron paint paper, clay medallions, prepared tyvek, hand-textured paper, and turquoise stones.

I found the turquoise stones strung together at a craft store in the jewelry section.  There are tiny holes from the stringing that do not show.  They look and feel like genuine turquoise stones, but, for all I know, they may be well done imitations.


 13.5"x4.5"x1 Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $250.00

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======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

If you want to see what all the hoopla is about, click this link:

www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolNelson_10658_D






Mixed Media, Contemporary Abstract Art “CANYON LAND # 1” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin



10"x10"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas


Collage, acrylic paint, ink, clay medalion on 8x8 canvas with black painted sides set in a black wood float frame.
Finished size: 10"×10"×2".  


$250.00

Click HERE to purchase.

Visit http://gerricalpin.com to view my paintings, apparel and jewelry.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Invisible Matter" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

 Texture rules on this painting.
 The Venetian plaster mixed with pigments is burnished to a  beautiful sheen.

40"x30"x2.0"  Acrylic and Venetian Plaster on Panel/Available

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Abstract Landscape Art Painting "That Road Again" by Texas Artist Holly Hunter Berry


  Abstract Landscape Art Painting

  12"x12"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas

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Colorful Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Illustration Painting "Strawberry Cottage" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk


  10"x15" Mixed Media Drawing on paper

  Available for purchase or License.

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Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Contemporary Map Art, Florida Map "TWILIGHT ON TEAL WATERS" by Contemporary Artist Brian Billow



FRESH OFF THE EASEL...




Reproduction standard size print from the original painted on a Florida road map.


20"x16" Mixed Media on Paper

$49.00

Click HERE to purchase.

Click HERE to view more of Brian's work.

Click HERE to view Brian's 2017 Show Schedule