Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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This is another one for which I used a photo for inspiration. It was a bouquet of flowers - can you tell? This may be my favorite so far. I LOVE how the colors turned out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

When Lemons Fly

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Ok, I used a photo of fruit as inspirations for this. But they weren't lemons - they were pears, believe it or not.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Oasis in the Desert

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I used a desert scene as inspiration for this one. I added the oasis. I felt all the pink needed some green and turquoise to balance it. And a little spiral on the right side.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Field of Flowers

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After my fist abstract I went whole hog working on the second one. I ended up wiping it off about 5 times before I realized it just wasn't working. I needed some sort of plan. So I started looking through pictures on Pinterest for ideas. I realized I could take a photo I liked, use the colors and values, arrange them however I like, and make it completely abstract! And it worked!

Some of you have asked to see the photo, but unfortunately I didn't save it, and can't remember where I found it. Sorry about that.

Moon Over the Plains

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When I was in high school I aspired to be an abstract artist. I remember visiting an art museum in Houston with my grandparents once. All I wanted to see were the abstract rooms, even though they kept telling me the other rooms were cool too. I'm pretty sure I went along with them reluctantly, but I savored the abstract rooms. When I got to college and all the other kids were doing abstract, I decided to try realism, found I had a passion for it, and ended up with a career in it.

Lately I've been needing a change and trying out lots of things. I bought watercolors, pastels, a kiln for fusing glass, yarn for knitting, material for quilting, and more. I find I am interested in each thing for a little while, and then I get bored. Doing abstract with oils was the first thing I got REALLY excited about and see tons of potential for. And heck, maybe I'll get bored with this too, but I figure I can try it with all my other media as well.

Thank you for joining me on this exploratory journey with abstract #1. Who knows where it will go!