Southwest Spirit, 9039 desert landscape abstract





I didn't start out with a southwest landscape in mind, but that's what I ended up with. Another of the allures of doing abstract work - as Forrest Gump said - abstracts are like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. This 24x30 abstract on canvas can be purchased through my website by clicking here.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

OMG!!! I'm rolling around on the ground in awe and amazement after seeing this beautiful piece!! Okay maybe a little exaggerated but I believe this is my favorite piece so far. *sigh*

Carol Nelson said...

Sheila, LOL I know you're prone to hyperbole, but thanks so much for your comments.

James Parker said...

Well, Carol, I'm not rolling around on the floor...but I do like this piece. These are MY colors...great for a western look.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a gorgeous painting, so powerful with color and line. I really like this one!

Madison said...

FANTASTIC!!! Just FANTASTIC Carol.
Best,
Madison

Sara Winters said...

Man, I love this painting! I couldn't take my eyes off of it!

I tagged you for the "A Passion for Painting Award" because I really like your work. If you want to do anything with it, the details are on my blog.

Gwen Bell said...

I really love this! The strong brush strokes and warm palette make it so powerful. I'm in awe of Artists like you who can evoke such strong emotion with abstract shapes. It FEELS Southwestern. How do you do that?

Dean Grey said...

I love this one too, Carol!

Your past abstracts seemed to be mainly in blues, greens, and neutral tones.

Now your most recent abstract are predominately warm tones. What a nice change!

The color scheme here is definitely "southwest" in feeling.

The thing I think is most unique about this one is the composition. It's top-heavy in that the bulk of the design is near the top of the painting, with the lower portion just a basic background neutral. But that is what I love about it. It just works here.

Great job!

-Dean

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, Dean, for your thoughtful comments. My USUAL palette is the warm tones. I was doing a lot of cool tone work for a show called "Blue."

Trisha Lamoreaux said...

Carol, I love the colors! What a beautiful piece. I'm a new visitor to your blog and work and I really love your style. I'm also an artist - if you have some time stop by. tlamoreaux.blogspot.com