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Friday, February 20, 2009

Floral YUPOs

Here are two new absolutely vibrant abstract florals on YUPO paper. As I've said before, no other ground captures the pure color intensity of paint quite like yupo. The colors in both of these paintings are far more "knock your socks off" in person than can possibly be relayed via computer.

Flower Patch is 11" x 14". This piece is an interplay of the complementary colors of blue and orange in various hues and textures. As a composition, those two shades showcase the crispness of the weave texture in the foreground with the watercolor-like background. Together they compliment the floral imagery dancing throughout these "patches."

Of Flame is also 11" x 14" and is somewhat of a fantasy piece, using flames and fire to illuminate and almost appear to give birth to the three white blossoms. Much as it is easy to lose oneself when staring into a campfire, Of Flame represents our visionary capabilities when we truly free ourselves of the day to day bindings of routine and open ourselves to whatever possibilities are out there. (It is also just a really, really, cool painting!)

Both pieces come with a FREE 16" x 20" acid-free white mat. See Boundless Gallery and/or Etsy for details.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fire Blossoms On Turquoise

Here is my newest art card in the Fire Blossom series...Fire Blossoms On Turquoise. There is only one of these little gems, so hurry to Etsy and have a peek!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rhapsody In Violet

Ah...back to some good ol' YUPO paper. Love this stuff. It is marketed as a water color paper, but it does not absorb water like traditional water color papers do. Instead, water and color sits on the surface which results in THE most vibrant colors possible. The results are incredibly gorgeous.

Rhapsody In Violet
is a highly textural piece. It is not mixed media, but simply acrylic paint on YUPO. This piece is 11" x 14" and comes with a free 16" x 20" white mat, so it easily slips into a standard size frame. If you love your purples and blues, then are sure to enjoy Rhapsody In Violet.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Kiss Of Spring

After almost a month of waiting for a delivery of my "out of stock" canvas order, voila--my second large triptych. Kiss Of Spring is my artistic embrace of these warm "teaser" spring days we have been getting here in Missouri of late. You know what these drops of climatic bliss are--the warm, mid 60 degree-ish days smack in the midst of bitterly cold winter days or weeks that seduce you into believing spring is just around the corner? That yes, you will in fact be able to allow your toes to see the sun? When dressing to go out merely consists of sunblock, shorts, and a tee--shoes optional? When, much like an alchoholic in a bar, you will be able to puruse the neighborhood garden shop for your favorite annuals and perrenials--and then actually plant them?

To say that I have been fascinated with florals to the point of obsession of late is not quite accurate. Utterly and completely consumed is more the state of my artistic frenzy. And I am not complaining. Right now, these florals are the ultimate in creativity for me, tempting any size, any color, any composition...therapy for my artistic soul, as it were. Here are a couple of 5" x 7" beauties as well. I call these particular blooms Fire Blossoms. With their white-ish petals and fire-y centers, how can I call them anything but?

Kiss Of Spring, 2009. 20" x 30" abstract floral triptych on gallery wrapped canvas.
Fire Blossoms On Chocolate, 2009. 5" x 7" abstract florals on canvas board.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blue Florals On Lemon

Here are the latest 5" x 7" paintings in my series of florals, titled Blue Florals On Lemon. Each painting may be purchased individually, or in a diptych or triptych. My personal favorite is #1. Check them out--you are sure to get an early taste of springtime!