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

This painting was created as a demo for a recent workshop.  I was showing the class how to incorporate materials such as burlap and paper strips made from failed paintings into a new work.  I love the unexpected colors in this tree painting.

A layer of crystal clear epoxy resin covers and protects this painting, making it suitable for display in any environment, including  a kitchen or bath.  It arrives ready to frame or display on a small easel.


 8"x8"Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Mixed Media Southwest Abstract Art Painting "Navajo Trail" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

"Navajo Trail", 24x7, by Carol Nelson

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This mixed media painting has many textural elements to it, including prepared tyvek, plaster of paris "stones", corrugated paper, and caulk squiggle. I wanted to do a neutral palette painting with one predominant accent color - in this case the turquoise.

 24"x7" Mixed Media on Panel

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Geological Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Diamond Mine" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson



This highly textured geologic abstract features silver leaf on little raised cubes. 

This painting arrives ready to hang.



 20"x16"x1.5"Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Two Twelve" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


This is the second in my numbers series - mixed media abstracts that have a number component.  In this case the number is 2-12, which is the birthday of one of my daughters.  This painting started out as an unsuccessful collage that I deconstructed (that means I started tearing pieces off of it).    Usually, deconstruction is a last resort done when I can't get a mixed media piece to come together.  It's something I do when I know my actions could ruin the painting - but since the painting wasn't working out, I'm really not ruining anything. 

 Midway through the deconstruction, I thought a new potential painting was starting to show.  Actually, some of my most successful paintings have gone through a deconstruction phase.   You will notice several different materials in this piece including foam plate, tyvek, and several weights of paper, including some that I sprayed with Rustoleum Hammered Copper.  I love that spray paint and the very cool look it has. 

 24"x12"x1.5"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 Southwest Abstract Landscape, "Tucson Vibe", by International Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

"Tucson Vibe" 10x10 mixed media by Carol Nelson



I was inspired by the colors of the desert in Arizona on my recent trip to Tuscon, where I taught a workshop for the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA).

This painting features my newly developed "leftover sandwich" technique for creating abstract work. This technique, along with many of my other processes, will soon be available in a video I'm working on. We haven't gotten the filming done yet, but expect to in about two weeks.

After post-production work, it should become available by the end of May.

 10"x10" x1.0" Mixed Media on Panel

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Flower Art Painting "Poppylicious" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson



This is a faux batik painting done with wax resist.  The painting comes with a white mat, outside dimensions being 12x12 inches, and is ready for framing.


 8"x8"  Acrylic on Paper/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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Mixed Media Acrylic Landscape Tree Collage, "Wonderland," © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Wonderland" 6x8 mixed media collage by Carol Nelson



This is a demo I did in my recent Dallas workshop illustrating the use of collage in an abstracted landscape. Many collage items were made by the students. Two such items included in this painting are prepared tyvek and marbled paper.

 6"x8"x1.0" Mixed Media on Panel/SOLD

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Living the Dream


I feel so lucky to be living the dream of an art career. Teaching workshops is especially rewarding.

I just got back from teaching an advanced group in Tucson for the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA). The class loved what I was sharing with them, and, unbeknownst to me, they circulated this card that they each contributed to, and that everyone signed with wonderful heartfelt messages.

The card is a collage of materials and techniques they were learning about. I don't know how they did it without me noticing something was going on! I've had lots of groups do special things for me - flowers, dinners, etc., but this was the most outstanding. I will treasure this beautiful card.