Red Passage, 10103, mixed media geologic abstract




This 24x36 geologic abstract features areas of heavy texture and the sheen metal leaf. Trust me to say that the photographs sadly do not show these features at all.
My friend Sue Palmer, who is touring the west in a motorhome with her partner John, has been posting her fabulous photos of Canyonlands, Antelope Canyon, etc. on her Facebook page. Looking at her pictures of these incredible cliffs and rock formations is one of the inspirations for this painting.
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The aspen trees near my house are all decked out in their new leaves. Each leaf is a perfect bright green circle with a little point on the bottom. The slightest air movement sends the whole tree into a quaking shimmer of new green.

8 comments:

Harry Kent said...

Wow carol, i absolutely love this! Such drama. I don't know much about using metal leaf but will now rush to find out. Wonderful work.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Sounds SOOO beautiful!! We don't have leaves up here yet...I'm excited for some!

Becky Joy said...

Carol, very nice color and texture. I like them.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is quite lovely, Carol. Geology is simply fascinating, many layers and mystery in the mix. I don't think I see aspens around here, though maybe an occasional small few in a lucky spot.

Debbie said...

Your geologic abstracts have me mesmerized - every one! Absolutely stunning!

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, Debbie. I've found people's taste in art falls into very roughly three different genres or categories: realism, impressionism and abstract.

I can honestly say that there are things I love about all three. While I don't love all abstracts, the ones that appeal to me most are those with some suggestions of nature or landscape. I'm also very big on incorporating metals, texture, and mixed media into my abstracts.

Dean Grey said...

Mmmmm.......

I adore the bright, white area near the lower right-hand corner of this painting, Carol!

Almost looks like it's glowing!

-Dean

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Carol - I could look at your abstracts all day. The colors and nuances (is that proper?) are just wonderful. Very uplifting and peaceful.