I finished up this second mixed media contemporary abstract this morning. My current inspiration comes from tide pools and sea glass.
These are artworks on paper using various materials, including acrylics, crayons and pencil. Each piece features colors of the sea and unique, linear abstract drawn motifs.
Living in Florida provides ocean inspiration and an appreciation for seaside hues.
Abstract Seaside Treasures
Happy New Year everyone!
I am really excited about 2018, because I’m focusing on creating larger, contemporary works in addition to the mini paintings and smaller works that I have been doing for several years now.
This is one of the new mixed media contemporary abstracts created with acrylics, crayons, and pencil on heavy paper (14 x 11 inches) using bold colors and floating, linear imagery. It is the first painting in my Tide Pool and Sea Glass theme this quarter. The loose, layered style is one of my favorite methods of developing a painting. Each layer works together to give the viewer both color and linear movement experiences.
More of my sketchbook images to use in your planners!
Thank you Instagram and Facebook friends who have ordered new art cards this past week. I am so grateful for the enthusiasm you have for these tiny works of art. I can’t wait to see how you use them in your art journals and planners. I currently have 5 different series of art journal cards, or “tip-ins” available in my Etsy shop.
They are professionally printed on 80# glossy (front only) card stock. The colors are very rich–I’m very pleased with the quality, and I’m also ecstatic that I do not have to print them here at the studio. Ya know… painters just wanna paint! Professional printers are a blessing to one-woman shops. 😉
Have a great week everyone!
Playing with a zip lock bag and acrylic paints to leave impressions in my art journal. These are the 2 finished pages…
A small abstract with colored pencils, oil pastels, and graphite on scrap paper.