PRECIOUS METALS, 9108, metals and mixed media abstract © Carol Nelson Fine Art

I love doing these mixed media geologic abstracts. This one has copper, pewter, and aluminum metals and gold and copper paints and foils. With all the shiny components, it appeals to my inner crow. That shiny little purple rectangle is purple colored aluminum foil I found in an art supply store and is made by a Japanese company. LOVE IT.

I showed it to my husband, seeking his suggestions for a title. His title was SOS, meaning Same Old S__t. Did I tell you he's not an abstract kind of guy? Even so, I thought that quite rude. After 16 years of marital harmony, I have developed a thick skin and his opinions are water off a duck. Quack, quack.

If you're interested in purchasing this painting, better hurry, because I'm shipping it off to my newest gallery, The Bradley Art Gallery, in Stoughton, WI. next week. For more about my abstract work, please see my website or email me at


Diana Marshall said...

Great painting, love the colors and textures,don't care what your hubby thinks, mine is the same!!!
I am soon going back to Europe I would like to know where I can get some Tyvec to take back with me.

SarahBowie said...

Hilarious paragraph about your husband's comment. Craig and I just had our 12th anniversary yesterday. I'm excited that by year 16 his rudeness may be even easier to ignore!

Glenda Mosher said...

I admire with your abstract works Carol! This is fabulous, with that bit of metallic purple.
I chuckled over your husband's reaction. Just tell him you sure know how to make "s..." shine!
Keep 'em coming!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol, The purple metal is quite a find!! I hear you about hubby opinions! HA. I say keep this up my friend, it is gorgeous! Personal question...where do you get your boxes for these gems? I found a company that will make them to order...but...could there be a better way?? :)

Barb said...

How can your husband not like it. It is gorgeous. He is probably giving you a hard time. :)

Carolina said...

This is a great piece, Carol! But I couldn't stop laughing for a while with your sincerity about your husband's reaction :)
Best regards,

Gudonya! said...

Carol, your work is fanTAStic! You don't know me, but you know my Ma, Susan Merriman. I'm SO excited to find out I'll get to see your $h!t in person soon! (I was just in Stoughton yesterday.) Looking forward to meeting you as soon as we can get relocated to Parker! ~debmarie

Dean Grey said...


Don't fix supper for your husband for an entire week. That will teach him!

Onto the painting.....

I love how some of the paint runs down the canvas. Almost like watercolors in appearance.

The small silvery mosaic that's running vertically down the middle is very neat looking.

A nice blend of bright colors and shiny surfaces!

It's definitely S.O.S:


-Dean *(~_^)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Carol.... you are amazing! I can't even believe these wonderful metallic abstract pieces! In my wildest dreams I couldn't put them together - thank God there are people like you who can!