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10" x10" Framed size

mixed media

$195

Abstract art is " art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect." Wassily Kandinsky.

This abstract painting can also be appreciated in terms of all the individual, visual elements of art: color, shape, line, texture, space, value, etc. It uses colors and textures to their best visual strength to create a sound composition from these elements.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

12" x 12" 

Mixed media on cradled board

$225


This expressive, abstract rendering of small parts of the Acton Arboretum makes use highly energetic paint handling, mark making and melodic lines to create a piece with lots of visual impact. The composition is based on a series of overlapping squares,in an attempt to create a myriad of combinations of color, line and texture."

Most of the color was applied with fairly wide, flat brushes, enabling the freshness and spontaneity to remain evident. Small drawings of bugs and flowers give the viewer a feeling of looking through small snippets of time spent in the arboretum. A cool palette of blues, greens and teal is balanced with warmer reds and yellows. 

The sides of the cradled board are painted white. It is ready to hang in your space!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 18" x 24"

mixed media on paper

$850

“Flowers, Wine and Fruit.” is a large abstract mixed media painting.
Colorful, collectable and contemporary, original still life painting on  paper direct from the artist. 

This painting focuses on the rich texture of patterns enveloped within a still life. Color and line relationships are explored through an arrangement of fruits, flowers and vessels.

The painting is abstract in nature with the shapes taking on a somewhat flattened appearance which renders them to be more like puzzle pieces with in a whole. This is another theme within my work that I continue to explore. The colors are vibrant and the artwork contains visible brushwork and texture. 

Autumnal Bouquet II

 

Black and white Autumnal Bouquet

In a setting

Mixed Media on paper

18" x 24" on paper

23" x29" Framed size

$650

Beautiful mixed media floral abstract still life. Although now almost completely abstracted the idea came from Van Gogh's sunflower paintings. It includes lots of mixed media textures, lines, drips, splashes and mark making.
 

 



Small mixed media on wood board

6" x 6"

$75

This painting is a small study for a larger painting. Hope you guessed Andy is Andy Warhol. 

"Warhol’s 1964 series Flowers, however, is a refreshing and surprising departure from the artists’ initial themes of pop culture and commercialism, and every spring, critics are reminded of the influence that his nature-focused work continues to have on the art world."

 

 

 

Mixed media on paper

12"x12"

$250

This painting reminds me of Fall/ Autumn colors. Autumn is a wonderful time in New England when the green color on leaves of trees and shrubs change to various shades of yellow, orange, red and brown. This mixed media still life painting is an ode to the season.


 


 
Mixed media on paper

12"x12"

$250

This painting has a playful and childlike feeling. The beauty is in the details. Eg. did you notice the line going from A to Z. Many fun accent shapes to see as well, The colors are kept almost neutral so you can enjoy the details.


 Mixed media on paper

12"x12"

$250

“Overlay” This painting is about working in an abstract way with playful geometric shapes and building up layers to conceal and reveal the layers below.

 


mixed media on paper

18" X 24"

$875

Layers, layers, and more layers, that’s what this painting is all about.  Seeing how one covers the next and then revealing what’s underneath is fascinating.  I have recently been adding the use of collage, stencils , text and cut paper to the mix.  The  result is more nuance, depth, and interest.  Using the positive or negative of the stencil and then  adding paint to blur or soften the image gives it a nice richness and a sense of history.

 

 

 

 

"Experiment 15"



Mixed media on paper

12" x 18"

$450

Lots of layers and mixed media experimenting to reach a finish point.....To create this painting i used
a plethora of techniques and ways of working with mixedmedia, collage, paint and a variety of markmaking tools. 

The colors in this painting are inspired by beach life - soft turquoise, seashell, taupe, sandy pearl.


"Color is a power which directly influences the soul."Wassily Kandinsky




 
Final stage

Earlier stage is shown above.

A couple of detail views -



Mixed media on Wood board
12" x12"
$325

An abstract painting goes through several stages. It is all a part of figuring out what stays and what goes in a composition.

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes… Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”
– Arshile Gorky

The main purpose of abstraction is not to tell a story, but to encourage involvement and imagination. This art form is mostly about providing its viewers with an intangible and emotional experience – more often than not, the experience is completely different for every individual depending on their personality and state of mind.

https://www.art-mine.com/collectorscorner/understanding-abstract-art/


 

Watercolor on paper
24" x 18"
$800
 
Not every painting fits into the category of being able to rework it but, when it does it's okay, to give a painting a new life an perhaps find a new home too.  This beautiful watercolor is for sale.

Reworking a painting can be a good thing but, it can be also be the kiss of death. When reworking a painting It's best to add color and highlights but, try to refrain from lifting out broad areas of color and rework it all together. In this case, i added some more shadows and highlights and painted the table/foreground in a more dynamic way, using several watercolor techniques like wet into wet, adding salt and painting in layers.



 
 Three Amigos

Mother and Child


Watermedia on paper
12" x16"
$350 each

Those who are familiar with my work know that i do not paint figures very often, but when i heard about this relatively new idea in art called "disruptive realism", i was intrigued. Here is my first attempt at this idea. 

"Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World"

Nicholas Wilton has a wonderful interview on You tube with the author https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PxkIRhBZ5Q

 

 Disrupted Realism is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are “the most distracted society in the history of the world,” has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists’ impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process. Six sections lay out and analyze common themes: "Toward Abstraction," "Disrupted Bodies," "Emotions and Identities," "Myths and Visions," "Patterns, Planes, and Formations," and "Between Painting and Photography." Interviews with each artist offer additional insight into some of the most incisive and relevant painting being created today.




 

 

 Trip to the White Mountains I 

Trip to the White Mountains II

 
Acrylic and mixed media on paper
Matted size 12"x12"
$95 each
 
 
 
Bold, colorful and happy - combinations used in this painting include turquoise, magenta, beige , black and white. Lots of thick paint, texture and collage. 

 

2 companion paintings for sale - will look good modern setting.
 
Red 1

Red 2
 
2 original mixed media, abstract paintings for sale
Acrylic on paper  
9" x 12"
$150 each

Are you fan of the color red? Red was found in cave paintings so for contemporary painters red reigns over their palettes. With its powerful metaphorical references, abundant symbolic connotations and polarized associations red in abstract art is very compelling.