The Pond: abstract expressionism

The Pond,  an acrylic on canvas. Definitely a painting that reflects the water theme you’ve been seeing me post so much about in recent weeks.     Abstract Art I consider this painting approach “Abstract Expressionism.”  It is  the one that best describes the art style here. Below, is one of the many many,  photos… Continue reading The Pond: abstract expressionism

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Blue Skies and Sea: in acrylics

Time was a definite factor in this Impressionist Seascape in Acrylics. Yesterday’s post, Sea Sensations inspired me and I really couldn’t forego art altogether. I decided regardless of time issues,  I would paint Something! I didn’t get my oils out,  nor that massive roll of  lovely linen canvas. However, I did take a quick 10 minutes to… Continue reading Blue Skies and Sea: in acrylics

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Stories …. told, through art

Say it, like you mean it.  Art that speaks a message stays longer with us than ‘pretty.’ Creating art rich in symbolic meaning, in content, in depth has always intrigued me. Layering textures, colors, brushstrokes, with meaning that will remain with the viewer has always been my driving purpose. Its like a little siren call.… Continue reading Stories …. told, through art

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Colorful Brushstrokes

Breaking the rules. With decisive,  powerful brushstrokes. Colorful brushstrokes.     A Bridge of Prussian Blue These two big sweeping strokes of Prussian blue unite the image.   The background was quite jarring, overly full of lively textures.  And, it was so warm. This is generally not in keeping with a balanced sense of harmony… Continue reading Colorful Brushstrokes

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Sea Salt, Sand and Surf

Fast. Fun.  Free. Images of the ocean.  Creating the pulse of sea salt, grit, sand and surf. Its a rapid beat,  surf spraying  and  ‘wave riders’  at one with the sea.               Sea Salt and Sand The surfers are on the edge, riding each wave…… with a seemingly careless… Continue reading Sea Salt, Sand and Surf

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Lakes, Rivers, Oceans

Water cool and inviting.  Tantalising. Tumbling rapids,  still waters, wild seas frothing, tropical waters of paradise, meandering rivers and lovely lakes in reflection. These beautiful blues and greens, and colors in between delight the eye and refresh the soul. This week’s topic for  our class is “all things of water.”  We are working with the… Continue reading Lakes, Rivers, Oceans

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