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Monday, November 28, 2011

Contemporary impressionistic fine art oil painting

Amethyst Aspen
oil 24x48
I love to try to capture the light this time of year.
This field of Aspen trees had all lost their leaves and as the
sun was setting the light played off their naked trunks.
"Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other's company.
  Only a few love to be alone."
  ~Jens Jensen, Siftings, 1939'
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunflowers in Window contemporary fine art painting

I am excited to release my limited edition Giclee prints on acrylic, aluminium and canvas of,
"Sunflowers in Window"
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I can't seem to paint enough flowers this time of year.
I love to paint these with thick, juicy texture.
Thank you Atlanta, Ga.for your purchase of this wonderful painting.
I hope it brings you joy every time you see it.
:)) Barb
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Contemporary impressionistic fine art painting

Aspen's Nocturnal
Another in my "aspen" series. This was created with layer on layer
of vivid color, texture and depth.

"Impressionistic artist tasted the world through their eyes.
The new painting was all about the thrill and delight of the visual sensation, which means becoming intimately involved with the sensation of light or 'painting the light' (you can see how far a field we have come when Thomas Kinkade uses the same phrase). It is about painting directly from nature and expressing the rush of your visual (as opposed to ideational) sensation on the canvas in such a way that the activity itself is the point, not the painting!" (

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Abstract contemporary art

Broken and Blue 20x24
Resolution 20x20

Twice I have subconsciously created "hearts" from
my abstract expressionistic method. This was created with thick
juicy texture and movement.
Quote; " I don't paint with ideas of art in mind. I see something that
excites me. It becomes my content." (1968 De Kooning)
I love this quote and understand it's meaning.
What does it mean to you?
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Abstract expressionistic art

Static 20x24
To continue my series on what is abstract; I took techniques used by my mentors,
Pollock, De Kooning, Mitchell and with movement I spilled, spluttered, smeared and
brushed to create these paintings.
"I eliminated composition, arrangement, relationship, and light - all
this silly talk about line, color and form." (De Kooning)
 I find I still look for composition, color, line, when painting abstract.....
How do you approach abstract art?