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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Three Grandsons" image

"Three Grandsons"

This is a fun piece, in colored pencil.  Over the Christmas holidays, I had a joint coloring session with 3 of Ken's grandsons.  We sat around the bench table and had fun with colors.  They did their thing; I did mine.  Here (finally!) is my finished product.  It has the boys' names etched into the design, in two places.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Emerald & Green abstract," image

"Emerald & Green abstract"

This painting is an abstract, based around emerald and gold-orange colors.  The geometric areas were added, to give drama and energy.  Some people prefer the abstract by itself; others don't see the abstract, until the dramatic patterns are a part of the painting. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Valencia orange & Prussian green abstract," image

"Valencia orange & Prussian green abstract"

This oil painting, on wood panel, is a pure abstract, in earth tones, with overlays of Valencia orange and Prussian green.  It is designed to allow the viewer's imagination to take control and see anything.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Triptych, Blue-Green & Lavender (image)

Triptych, Blue-Green & Lavender

The blue-green and lavender patterns were overlaid on a triptych that is purely abstract, based on a color scheme of soft peach.  The blue-green and lavender provide bright colors that pop out against the more subdued abstract.  Each of the three canvasses is 24" high and 12" wide.