Colorful Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Art "Gemstone #27" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

                               

FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


There seems to be no end to the variation that can be achieved with this Gemstone series which features a center square painted on a foam plate.  In this one, I melted part of the foam with a heat gun.  Behind the burned area is metallic gold paper.  It is finished with self leveling clear gel.

I like the contrast of shiny/dull, smooth/rough.  It arrives ready to hang or display on a small easel.



 6"x6" Mixed Media on Panel

 $125.00

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My LONG AWAITED VIDEO IS HERE!! 



New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials
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Colorful Contemporary Mixed Media Abstract Art "VORTEX" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


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This abstract piece has wonderful textures and rich tones.  The focal point is a clay spiral finished with metallic wax. The sides are painted black.


 10"x10"x1.0 Mixed Media on Canvas

 $325.00

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 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

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My LONG AWAITED VIDEO IS HERE!! 



New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials
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Colorful Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art ,Aspen Tree "Sunny Day- Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
         In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.
   Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


 5"x7" Giclee print on Panel

 $20.00

 Click HERE to purchase.


 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

My LONG AWAITED VIDEO IS HERE!! 



New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials
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Colorful Contemporary Bird Art "Where's Our Breakfast?- Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson






 I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
 In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.

 Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


 6"x6" Giclee print on Panel

 $20.00

 Click HERE to purchase.


 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

My LONG AWAITED VIDEO IS HERE!! 



New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials
Click HERE to order now!!


Create with Materials You Never Imagined



Explore vivid mixed media techniques that are off the beaten path — and create pieces that grab attention!



I'm mixed media artist Carol Nelson, and I'd like to invite you to join me in my online Craftsy class, New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials. Throughout this class, you'll expand your mixed media toolkit and find out how to incorporate these techniques into your work in exciting new ways. And because you're learning with Craftsy, this class really serves as a guidebook you can return to for years to come, whenever you need a creative boost.

 To get started, we'll create monoprints and make marbleized paper (using shaving cream!). Next we'll explore the unique characteristics of iron paint to produce interesting industrial effects.

In lesson three we'll cover stencil techniques and light and hard molding pastes, and I'll show you how to create raised surfaces and work with two intriguing foil embossing techniques for a highly dimensional finish.

Did you know that Tyvek is an art supply? In our fifth lesson we'll cover how to treat and heat this unusual material to create intriguing bubbly textures.

Then we'll turn our attention to composition and I'll show you how to use objects and shapes to create a focal point in your art. We'll also use a glue gun, foil and wire to bring expressive textural elements to your work.

Ready to play with fire? That's a highlight in our next lesson, where we'll work with clay and learn to create the look of aged metal using flaming foil.

Then we'll get creative with building supplies, using plaster of Paris and caulk to craft everything from squiggles to pebbles. Next, we'll take the fear out of working with resin, and you'll learn that mixing and applying this material is easier than it looks.

Finally, I'll show you how to incorporate all these materials into your next mixed media art work, including how to give your abstract works a strong composition.

Enroll in New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials today, and liven up your work for results that awe family and friends. I love creating many kinds of art, but abstract mixed media has become a key theme in my work as an instructor. I'm particularly inspired by the way abstract work requires the artist to bring special focus and creative energy to the process.

I'm part of the Golden Artist Educator Program (GAEP), and proud to be one of only 101 artists worldwide to obtain GAEP certification. I love sharing what I've learned with other artists through classes and workshops all over the country — including in my home studio near Denver, Colorado.

Now I'm excited to teach you on Craftsy. You'll always have a front row seat for every technique and you can ask me questions along the way. Plus share your work with the rest of your classmates and get feedback and advice.

Mixed media opens a world of creative possibilities you may have never imagined. I can't wait to share my love of this art form with you. See you in class!

Enroll in New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials for only $19.99 — that's 50% off today!

Here’s the link to sign up: http:// www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolNelson_10658_H

 Carol Nelson | Craftsy Instructor

IT'S HERE!!!!! Carol Nelson's Long Awaited Instructional Video......

Group shot of some of my recent class demos





Drumroll, please!!  
My new teaching video, "New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials" is now available on Craftsy. In this video I will cover 10 lessons, where I show you step by step how I make the materials I use in my abstract mixed media work.  These are techniques and materials that I've picked up from various sources - the internet, my students, and mostly my own experimentation.

You will have a front row seat, just as if you were in one of my workshops. 

The really cool thing is that this video is about more than just showing you techniques. I found in teaching around the United States, that students, especially those new to abstract composition, can be literally SURROUNDED with materials they have just made in class, yet they don't know how to get started

My "sandwich technique" solves that problem and puts you on the fast track to complete a painting is a very short period of time. I have a lot of experience with this type of work, but I wish I had thought of this approach a long time ago, because it helps me too! 

Craftsy has a wonderful platform for viewing videos (they've got hundreds of them.) You will NOT receive a cd that you have to put in a cd player on your computer or TV.  Craftsy is the fastest growing crafty community on the web with over 5 million members in over 200 countries worldwide.

Instead, you will log in to your account FROM ANY DEVICE having internet capability - your smart phone, tablet, or computer, to watch the video over and over, as often as you like. It's yours forever, and you always know where to find it. That gives you a lot of flexibility for where you can watch.  

You will be able to do a 30 second repeat, tag areas you especially want to remember, make comments, ask me questions, and post pictures of your own work!  It's ALMOST like having me right there painting next to you.  It's over 2 3/4 hours of instruction!

The link below will save you money.  The full price for the video is $39.99, but with this link, you will only pay $29.99, a $10 savings.  

Check it out by clicking this link: 
 www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolNelson_10658_D


Colorful Contemporary Geological Abstract Art "Canyon Colors-Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson





 I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
 In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.

 Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


 6"x6" Giclee print on Panel

 $20.00

 Click HERE to purchase.


 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art "Anasazi-Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson



 I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
 In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.

 Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


 7"x5" Giclee print on Panel

 $20.00

 Click HERE to purchase.


 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

  You've been asking for this for years! 

 Finally, I made an instructional video that you can purchase through Craftsy.com.

The video will become available on June 13, 2016.

Before the launch on the 13th, we will have a giveaway in the next

couple weeks to give readers a chance to win a free class!


http://www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolNelson_Giveaway


This link will take you to the Craftsy signup/login page, offering

a chance to win the class for free.  A random winner will be

chosen on June 13th.

So many people around the world (literally) write me saying they

would love to attend one of my workshops, but they live too far

away to attend one.

This video is my approach to creating with mixed media.  The

information in it is like attending a 3-4 day workshop with me.

It's not just a bunch of techniques either, there is instruction 

on how I actually use these techniques in creating an abstract

composition.

Holes in Tyvek - it's a good thing.





Here I am working on the Craftsy set.  Those of you who have seen me work know that I am not this neat and tidy.  I have stuff all over the place, but my producer wanted to keep everything clean and organized.


Some examples of work that I will be discussing in the video.



Colorful Contemporary Landscape, Small Aspen Tree Art "Twilight Dance-Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson



 I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
 In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.

 Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


6"x6" Giclee print on Panel

$20.00

Click HERE to purchase.


 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

 You've been asking for this for years! 

 Finally, I made an instructional video that you can purchase through Craftsy.com.

The video will become available on June 13, 2016.

Before the launch on the 13th, we will have a giveaway in the next

couple weeks to give readers a chance to win a free class!


http://www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolNelson_Giveaway


This link will take you to the Craftsy signup/login page, offering

a chance to win the class for free.  A random winner will be

chosen on June 13th.

So many people around the world (literally) write me saying they

would love to attend one of my workshops, but they live too far

away to attend one.

This video is my approach to creating with mixed media.  The

information in it is like attending a 3-4 day workshop with me.

It's not just a bunch of techniques either, there is instruction 

on how I actually use these techniques in creating an abstract

composition.

Holes in Tyvek - it's a good thing.





Here I am working on the Craftsy set.  Those of you who have seen me work know that I am not this neat and tidy.  I have stuff all over the place, but my producer wanted to keep everything clean and organized.


Some examples of work that I will be discussing in the video.



Colorful Mixed Media Abstract Art Painting "Gemstone 25" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

Mixed media abstract,  "Gemstone 25" by Carol Nelson

This is another in my Gemstone series. I did this one as a demo in my recent class at Art&Soul in Minneapolis.

What's unusual about this one is that I poured a layer of Golden's Self Leveling Clear Gel over it as a finishing coat. The Clear Gel dries crystal clear and really enhances the colors.

The finish is not as hard as a layer of resin would be, but it is a good substitute. I added a little water to the Clear Gel to thin it a little.


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

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

 Click HERE for pricing.

 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

 You've been asking for this for years! 

 Finally, I made an instructional video that you can purchase through Craftsy.com.

The video will become available on June 13, 2016.

Before the launch on the 13th, we will have a giveaway in the next

couple weeks to give readers a chance to win a free class!


http://www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolNelson_Giveaway


This link will take you to the Craftsy signup/login page, offering

a chance to win the class for free.  A random winner will be

chosen on June 13th.

So many people around the world (literally) write me saying they

would love to attend one of my workshops, but they live too far

away to attend one.

This video is my approach to creating with mixed media.  The

information in it is like attending a 3-4 day workshop with me.

It's not just a bunch of techniques either, there is instruction 

on how I actually use these techniques in creating an abstract

composition.

Holes in Tyvek - it's a good thing.





Here I am working on the Craftsy set.  Those of you who have seen me work know that I am not this neat and tidy.  I have stuff all over the place, but my producer wanted to keep everything clean and organized.


Some examples of work that I will be discussing in the video.