Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mixed Media Abstract Collage Painting, "Bending the Rules" by Carol Nelson Fine Art Mixed Media Abstract Collage Painting, "Bending the Rules" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Bending the Rules" 36x12 inches, by Carol Nelson

I was shocked when I showed this to my husband. He does not like abstract painting (which is about everything I do), but, OMG, he LIKED this one! He liked the colors.

This mixed media collage painting has a limited palette of mostly neutral colors. This is actually one of the easiest palette combinations to pull off successfully. The colors I used here are black, white, titan buff, bronze, gold, and a tiny bit of transparent red oxide.

The assembly process is one of layering, painting over, layering again with various papers and textures. After adding blocks of solid color and painting lines to pull the design together, I decided to stop here. The whole painting took less than 3 hours to complete. It's a process that you jump into instead of approaching with caution.

FRESH OFF THE EASEL..


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, McCartney Family, Maybe I’m Amazed Series “James” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire


Contemporary Art

It was twenty years ago this week, but Sgt Pepper wasn't teaching the band to play on March 17, 1998, instead  lovely Linda died in her husband's arms and the world lost a beautiful soul, caring mother, earth and animal advocate, celebrated photographer, and musical muse.  Linda Eastman McCartney spent 29 years at the side of Paul McCartney singing and composing music with him and raising their four beautiful children when at the age 56 she lost her fight with breast cancer.

Three years ago I started a passion project I call "Maybe I'm Amazed" as a tribute to Linda McCartney.  Linda was often ridiculed by the entertainment industry despite have achieved success as a photographer prior to her marriage to Paul by being the first female to land a Rolling Stones cover with Eric Clapton, and yet Linda did not live in her famous husband's shadow, she shared it. 

As an artist, the key to joy and success for me, is always being aware of the WHY.  Why am I making a particular painting or series of paintings?   This series comes directly from my heart as their music and their relationship filled me with hope during a very lonely childhood.  My intention all along has been to gift these paintings to her family in her memory but even if that does not happen the joy has been in the creation as I've been able to experience gratitude and whimsy. With each piece I have attempted to capture an element of the personality from their children with Linda appearing in each as a red horse.  The compositions are based on compilations of Linda's original photographs. There are also two unfinished pieces that will be forthcoming that represent Linda and Paul. These are unique in my body of work both in composition and style and yet they scream Saint Claire as they are truly so personal to me. 


I had hoped that I would have all 6 paintings ready by today, but as John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."  

76"x51"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas-Available

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, Dog,McCartney Family, Maybe I’m Amazed Series “Heather and Martha” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire


Contemporary Art

76"x51"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas-Available

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Study with Carol Nelson on beautiful Madeline Island in Northern Wisconsin, July 7-13

10x10 inches, Carol Nelson
6x12 inches, Carol Nelson

These abstract tree collage paintings are just one of the many projects we will do in my upcoming July workshop at Madeline Island School for the Arts (MISA). Come join me for a week of fun, learning and creativity on beautiful Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin.

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Want to put the WOW factor in your abstract compositions? This workshop will cover composition and color theory fundamentals, and you will learn how use of a few simple rules can make your abstract work more structurally sound and visually appealing. Regardless of your painting experience, this workshop is a must for anyone venturing into the exciting world of abstract painting.

For five days, we will work on a series of projects featuring the mixed media techniques Carol uses in her paintings. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day. You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques, such as preparation of Tyvek, painting on aluminum foil, embossed foils, combusted origami foil, rusted iron paint, making your own unique collage papers, making focal medallions using air dry clay and Plaster of Paris, inexpensive substitutes for pricey art materials, and much more. 

Carol will also discuss abstract composition and color theory, various kinds of supports, how to attach collage elements, and presentation options for a finished piece.  Learn her "sandwich technique" which takes the fear and uncertainty out of abstract painting and lets you be FREE to express YOUR unique creativity.


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Tall Vertical Art, Abstract Art, Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “Through the Keyhole” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

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This piece has bark that has been coated and preserved in acrylic, gold leaf and tons of textures. It is a fun size that can fit anywhere.
I recently redid the lower portion of this existing painting to create a place of calm amid all the wonderful texture.


24"x6"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "OLD IS NEW AGAIN" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

OLD IS NEW AGAIN by Pamela Lordi Collage, Found Objects ~ 24" x 8"

"OLD IS NEW AGAIN"

24" x 8" x 1.5"
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas
$160.00

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Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Tree, Landscape Abstract Art Painting “Tierra Mar" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy




 20"x20"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

  $1200

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "AN INNER BOND THAT EVOKES" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

AN INNER BOND THAT EVOKES by Pamela Lordi Mixed Media ~ 30" x 22"

"AN INNER BOND THAT EVOKES"

30" x 22"
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas
$600.00

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Santa Fe Landscape, Abstract Art, Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “Santa Fe Plaza” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson


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I incorporated an image of a Santa Fe courtyard into this piece.
There are whimsical loose textures below the imagery and strips of canvas and paper with unusual    materials applied onto them.
This imagery extends around the sides of the painting.



8"x10"x2" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Copper Curls" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson









This was a demo piece for my Metals and Mixed Media class in Phoenix at Art Unraveled.
It demonstrates hammered copper wire, cut sheet copper, copper tacks, and embossed aluminum foil, along with other texture elements.


 6"x6"x1.2" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Expressionist Portrait, Abstract, McCartney Family, Maybe I’m Amazed Series “Stella” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire


Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting

76"x51" Mixed Media on Canvas-Available

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Contemporary Art, Abstract,Expressionism, Studio 9 Fine Art "Conversation With an Abstract Artist" by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire


Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting

48"x30" Oil on Canvas-Available

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Tall Vertical Art, Abstract Art, Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “Bohemian Queen” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

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I painted this piece to the music that is incorporated into the painting. When I listen to music I see colors and this is what the music looked like. This is an acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas and the imagery extends around the sides. There is rich texture and details in the lower portion incorporating bronze and copper metals.


36"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Mixed Media Abstract Collage Painting, "Rustic" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Rustic" 12x6 inches, by Carol Nelson

This painting features corrugated paper, oxidized iron paint, plaster of Paris "stones" covered with combusted origami foil, rocks, and paper textured with stucco patch.

It was a demo for my Metals and Mixed Media workshop in Portland, OR, last week. I love the rugged texture of this piece. You can't help but touch it.


 12"x6"x1" Mixed Media onCradled Panel/Available

 $275.00

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art, Abstract,Expressionism, Studio 9 Fine Art “On an Eastern Slope” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting,

36"x36" Oil on Wood Panel/Available

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Contemporary Mixed Media Abstract Art Painting , "Hidden Treasure" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


12"x6" Mixed Media on Panel/SOLD

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