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Monday, January 30, 2012

Abstract expressionistic fine art painting

White Study on Blue20x20 sold

This piece was just sold to an art collector in NY,

The Color White
White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally wear white gowns, and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

How the color white affects us physically

  • Aids mental clarity
  • Encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
  • Evokes purification of thoughts or actions
  • Enables fresh beginnings

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunflowers in Window fine art oil painting

Sunflowers in Window (original sold)
Limited edition giclee prints on acrylic available!

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

How the color yellow affects us physically

    Stimulates mental processes

    Stimulates the nervous system

  • Activates memory

  • Encourages communication

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Spring abstract fine art oil painting

Pink Blossoms
12x24 giclee on acrylic

Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman's cheeks. It's not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

ContemporaryAbstract landscape painting

Between Two Trees
36x48 acrylic/oil


How the color blue effects us physically

  •                                                   Calms and sedates
  • Cools
  • Aids intuition
Blue is the color of the Throat Chakra, also known as Visuddha.

This chakra is located in the throat. It is linked to the throat, neck, hands, and arms.

The Throat Chakra is connected with speech and hearing,
 and encourages spiritual communication.
 Opening the Throat Chakra is said to improve clairaudience.

Gemstones that will aid the Throat Chakra include turquoise and aquamarine. (

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Contemporary fine art painting

Along the Creek 24x30

Blue is the overwhelming "favorite color." Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed.

The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. However, not all blues are serene and sedate.

Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic -- an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring.

Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings.

Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women.(