Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Copper Curls" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson









This was a demo piece for my Metals and Mixed Media class in Phoenix at Art Unraveled.
It demonstrates hammered copper wire, cut sheet copper, copper tacks, and embossed aluminum foil, along with other texture elements.


 6"x6"x1.2" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Mixed Media Abstract Painting, "Inscrutable" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson







This painting has embossed aluminum foil, rusted paper, glass bead gel, an acrylic "skin" with metallic paints, and a drizzle "skin".

I'm showing it with a black wood frame which really enhances to painting.  Frame included in price.



 8"x8"x1.5"Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $230.00

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Mixed media abstract collage painting, "Insomnia" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Insomnia" 36x6 inches, by Carol Nelson


This mixed media painting has a very limited palette of gray, beige, gold, black, bronze, and a touch of copper. The black edge (right) is very matte, while the bronze edge (left) has a soft metallic sheen.

There are several mixed media textured components, as well as a sculpted clay spiral. The gold circles, which are shiny, are actually a very sheer fabric with gold circles on one side and silver on the other.

36"x6"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $600

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Mixed Media Abstract Tree Landscape Painting, "Fantasia 2" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Fantasia 2", 10x10 inches, by Carol Nelson

Rich, saturated colors - that's what you'll usually find in my abstracted tree series. Students in my workshops usually do very well with this project with it's step by step directions.

 10"x10"x1" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $285.00

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Contemporary Abstract Painting, "REEF, 051417" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

"Reef" 13.5x4.5 inches, by Carol Nelson



This painting is float mounted on an MDF backing board. Students always ask me what adhesive to use to glue the three layers (the painting, the spacer, and the backing board) together.

There are several brands of glue available in hardware stores.  In this case, I used StrongStik by DAP.  For extra security, I drilled two holes in the back (one about 1/3 down from the top, and one about 1/3 up from the bottom) and screwed in 3/4 inch screws.



It is a true mixed media piece, with such diverse components as rusted iron paint paper, clay medallions, prepared tyvek, hand-textured paper, and turquoise stones.

I found the turquoise stones strung together at a craft store in the jewelry section.  There are tiny holes from the stringing that do not show.  They look and feel like genuine turquoise stones, but, for all I know, they may be well done imitations.


 13.5"x4.5"x1 Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $250.00

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Contemporary Abstract Painting, "Gemstone 30" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson


"Gemstone 30" , 8x6 inches, by Carol Nelson


I can't believe this is my 30th painting in my gemstone series!

Although the photo doesn't show it, the center square is very glossy, while the rest of the painting is matte. I like the contrast of shiny/dull. Also, the center square is smooth, while the rest of the painting is rough texture - another contrast I like.

If you are interested in learning this process, the 3 hour workshop called "Effortless Abstracts" is offered at most of my art retreat events, such as Art & Soul, and Art of the Carolinas.

AND, speaking of the 30th painting in my gemstone series, I just noticed that seven blog posts ago, I passed the total of 1600 blog posts.  That's a LOT of blogging.  Thank you to my faithful readers.  I hope you have gotten some valuable painting tips, and enjoyed my work over the years.

 8"x6"x1.5 Mixed Media on Panel/Available

 $165.00

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Contemporary Mixed Media Flower Art Painting "Patchwork Poppies" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


This painting has heavily textured poppy forms and a variety of surface treatments including art papers, acrylic medium, and metal leafing.  It is framed in a black, canvas floater wood frame.  


 36"x24" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting "Edge of Red" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson




This is a mixed media diptych.  The larger canvas measures 24"x36", and the smaller,24"x20".  The total width is 56 inches, plus the space between the two canvases. There is a gold substrate, which shows through here and there and has a soft metallic sheen. 



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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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Abstract Fine Art Painting “DOODLE” by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

"Doodle" 8x8inches, by Carol Nelson
This was a demo painting in a recent workshop illustrating a linear composition pattern with a limited palette of black, white, and a chosen color.

In introductory abstract work, I find it helpful to limit students' choices in both color palette and composition design.

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

8"x8" Acrylic on paper on panel/available

$150.00

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