Beauty in Art, Part II (Faith)

contemporary abstract in acrylics, faith , creativity, colorful paintings,

Beauty Part II “Faith”  a  contemporary perspective on Beauty and believing in your Self.

Lime foliage, brilliant scarlet and pinks dominate this painting’s palette.

I wouldn’t have I could pull that combination off.

I wouldn’t have thought those colors should work together.  Yet, they do.


contemporary abstract in acrylics, faith , creativity, colorful paintings,
Beauty II Faith, (c) 2016


Abstract Art


This style, Abstract Art,  encourages a more generous and vigorous viewer engagement.


The viewer is being asked, to engage,  to interact with the work.

It actually is more demanding in the sense that this style challenges ideas and concepts we ordinarily have.


The Beauty, in abstracts is often subtle in some paintings.  Merely suggested.

We may have to hunt for it.



The subtle inferences, hints and allusions allow the viewer the option,  of going further or not.

Of wondering ….. or not.

Of Wandering in,  or not.




Color Palette

Lime green, Pinks, Scarlet Red.  Toss in some pale orange, magenta, and teal blue.


But it came together.  Perhaps, helped by the green/red complementary scheme I’ve created here in a vague subtle way. Plus,  I ensured a full scale of tonal values 1-9. Not just a light, mid and dark tone to get me through.





Faith. The artist,  needs to keep the faith.


Faith In the Creative process, in the Muse and in the Artistic Self.

There is a certain Beauty to be found, in this Faith.  Believing in your artistic creativity is Beautiful.

Beauty, is found in many forms and faces. And in many odd places.




WABI SABI  – Imperfections

I admire the Asian philosophy of beauty…. Wabi Sabi.

Imperfect, Impermanent, Unfinished.


It opens my mind to seeing many things as Beautiful.   Not just that “perfect” scene, that perfect model, nor the perfect rose bouquet.

The thought of beauty in an old, full blown shot rose, thats gone nearly brown used to seem odd and strange.

If it wasn’t neat and tidy, exact and “perfect” it wasn’t beautiful.

Yet now, I can see the Beauty within that aged, weather beaten form.






With a slight, change in view the outlook can be so different.

I played with the cropping on this.

My preference is the square.


pink, scarlet, lime acrylic abstract,
Different, view; Beauty II Faith


Sometimes,  all you need is a little Faith.

To Find Beauty.






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26 thoughts on “Beauty in Art, Part II (Faith)

  1. abstract art is a very subjective thing. it’s really up to the looker whether to see the painting as it (colors, texture, focal point) or dig deeper into himself and feel the painting. right now as i look at your photos, i feel peace and fire, where fire is raging to break away from peace. its a slow and long battle for fire in the first photo and a shorter engagement in the next. cropping the second photo made all the difference. thanks for this wonderful post, Debi!


  2. I really admire how comfortable you seem to be with all colours – from gray and weary to bright and perky – you seem to roll with it! And abstract hard is so easy it is incredibly hard!

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    1. thank you Fritz. it took a long time of practicing and mixing and exploring; Fun Though!! The only color I used to… detest, was gray. now…. i kinda like it 🙂

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      1. And the strangest part is I was painting in similar colors last night – pinks and green golds – more just doodle painting while watching the Presidential Debate, which was……. there really are no words…..

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      2. that debate, the candidates… yes. I am scared. SO! lets talk about ART!! lol doodles are awesome and it is really intriguing, isn’t it, that we were both in the mood for the same color palette!

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      3. hi Jodi – looking forward to seeing it!
        and its good to be Different!
        You. Are. a. Jubilant JODI!!! that is something super special. you are always rejoicing. jubilant. joyous. and it shows in all you do. I’d LIKE to always, be so joyous – but, well, – I just wander over to Jodi’s place for it when I’m not so much. lol

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      4. That is very sweet ☺️ and I would like to be as artistic as Debi! But I just wander of to Debi’s when I’m not so much 😉

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  3. Being a realist, I would find it very hard to do an abstract. I admire that you can paint this kind of picture and it still projects some meaning (besides having pleasing shapes and colours).

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    1. I hear where you’re coming from Annali, as I did not, start off with abstracts but with photorealism! “in The Beginning” that is. LOL
      Taking photos,
      of things like reflections, clouds, chrome, close up eyes, opals….
      made me begin to ‘see’ things could be REAL, yet Abstract shapes. And that is, when my art started to Change! Thank you once again, for such a lovely thought filled comment – you know, I appreciate it. 🙂 Debi

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  4. Abstract is hard and boy do you excel at it. Yes, keeping the faith is hard to do as an artist, I falter between both ends all the time. Love the colors and the sensitivity in your abstract Debi. 🙂

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    1. you are right Margaret, abstracts… are deceptively tricky to ‘gel’ imo. sometimes you win – lol And. Thank You. That was a wonderful comment on the painting and post Miss M!! 🙂

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  5. Although it’s abstract I see a landscape, a solitary tree, a river, reflections, an horizon…that’s its beauty and mystery. Your preference is the square, mine the rectangle – but both are brilliant and memorable.

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