Abstract landscape, "Lavender Sky" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

Lavender Sky, 8x10, by Carol Nelson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL


The value of deconstruction: this painting started out as a collage in these colors. I hated it. I tried and tried to make it better, and it just got worse in my eyes. It laid around my studio for several months. One day I started tearing layers off of it. I thought I couldn't make it worse. I wanted to get down to the wood substrate and reuse it.

Suddenly, I stopped and looked at it again - it was getting better. There was a suggestion of rocks and a tree form that I enhanced. The painting was telling me what to do next! Some of the original materials are still on the surface. I wish I had taken a photo of the work before I started the deconstruction.

 8"x10" Mixed Media on Panel-Available

$250.00

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Great news! More openings at Art of the Carolinas

They moved my classes to a larger room at the Hilton Midtown in Raleigh, so they all now have room for more students. For complete class descriptions, see the Art of the Carolinas website:

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Thursday, 11/9, 1-4pm Abstracted Trees



                                         


   



  Thursday, 11/9, 5-9pm Faux Batik









 Friday, 11/10, 9-4pm WOW Abstracts










Saturday, 11/11, 5-9pm Effortless Abstracts 











Sunday, 11/12, 9-4pm Geologic Abstracts

Acrylic Tulip Flower Art Painting "Tulip Fiesta" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson




 18"x18" Acrylic on Paper-Framed/Available

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Mixed Media Flower Art Collage Painting "Orange Dream" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


Painting this painting is so fun.  I recycled several of my used brush-cleaning paper towels.  Paper towels have great texture (I use Viva) that resembles the canvas it was painted on.

 24"x18" x1.5"Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Contemporary Mixed Media Still Life Flower Art Painting "Playful Banter” by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

"Playful Banter" 20x16 inches, by Carol Nelson
texture detail


 20"x16"x.75 Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

 $350.00

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Colorful Contemporary Landscape Tree Art Painting "Sunset Trees" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This painting arrives ready to frame or display on a small easel. 

 6"x6" Acrylic on  on Panel/sold

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Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting "FOREST ELEMENTS 11062" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson




 12"x48"x1.5"O Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $1200

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Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Tree Art Painting "Autumn Daze" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson



Thick, luscious color is what this autumn scene is all about. This painting arrives ready to frame, or display as is, with painted sides visible.


12"x12"x.75 Acrylic on Canvas/sold

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Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting "Twilight Poem" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


 12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Mixed Media Abstract Landscape, "Solitude" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Solitude", 18x18 inches, by Carol Nelson
I found that 18x18 inches is the perfect size to hang on a door.  Below you see it hanging on the inside of a guest bathroom door (note the appropriate name.)

Because the canvas is very light weight, and does not require framing, I can use on of those sticky hanger hooks right on the hollow core door.

This painting started out as a collage, be eventually the collage papers receded into the background as I muttered around trying to find the image.  After layers of paint, spraying with water, spraying with alcohol, scratching off layers, rotating the canvas around, etc., a landscape image finally revealed itself.

It's a very intuitive way to paint.  I did not start out with a landscape in mind.  The artist has to allow the paint to move around, and be observant as passages with potential reveal themselves.


For more information about this painting, click here to go to my website.