PATCHWORK, 9116, abstract floral collage by Carol Nelson © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Surprise!!!! More poppies. Of course, it's no surprise that I'm painting my favorite flowers again. The fun part of this painting was coming up with different treatments for the various rectangles in the composition. It turned out to be much more difficult than I thought it would be.

Some of the rectangles were two or three different colors or surface treatments before I was done. I suppose I could have worked it all out on paper before I started, but that would be too methodical for me - my inner child likes to play with the materials. The larger central gray/brown rectangle has actually two layers of rice paper on it.

The vertical and horizontal lines are straight. The camera slightly distorts the lines so they look slightly bent. Also, the metal leaf between most of the rectangles doesn't show well.

This 36x24 inch painting comes with it's own black floater frame. For purchase information, please see my website.


Dean Grey said...


This is very eye-popping!

All of the rectangles help break up the space quite nicely.

And I'm so loving the colors here! The reddish-oranges look amazing against the grays and blacks of this painting!


Delilah said...

Love these poppies

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Carol...each painting amazes me more! I just kept looking at this one...would love to see it in person. I've been gone awhile so had to catch up on your most recent works...couldn't decide my favorite. You have definitely found your place!

Carolina said...

I love it, Carol! It's fantastic!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Carol, I love when your posts pop up on my blog list, the color and composition always stand out.
I really like the organic shapes of the poppies against the geometric rectangles...very yin and yang!

becky joy said...

Very nice, Carol. Creative painting.

Kerri Settle said...

So cool. The idea of the rectangles works so well, along with those dark spots that make it a real eye-catcher.

Kristeena Crabb said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love how the busy background really enhances and doesn't detract from the subject matter. That's difficult to achieve. Well done!

Micah said...

Hi Carol, Your work is stunning! Bravo!