"BREAKWATER" textured marine abstract © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"BREAKWATER" 11001
"BREAKWATER," side

"BREAKWATER," detail
How's this for a diversion from my usual geologic abstracts?  It still has an organic feel to it, but this painting is in a color palette that I don't use very much.

Whenever I do a work like this, with those luscious turquoise, green, and blue tones, I wonder why I don't do more paintings on that side of the color wheel.  If you're curious, the Golden fluid acrylic colors I used for this painting were primary cyan, anthraquinone blue, indian yellow hue, burnt umber, black and white.

Maybe it was all the talk about "taking a plunge" - see previous post.  LOL  For more information about this painting, click here to go to my website.

15 comments:

BILKIS said...

Beautiful... I love the colours and texture

Sheila said...

I had to close my mouth after it dropped open upon viewing this jewel. Thanks for sharing your color palette. I can only dream of painting so rich and yummy right now.

AutumnLeaves said...

My favorite side of the color wheel, Carol. As much as abstracts aren't my thing, there is something so heavenly (literally) that comes through your abstracts, much as though I sense a Godly presence in them. This is another that brings that same feeling to me. The strength and power...not sure how to say what it evokes within. This is beautiful!

Bren said...

This is just glorious, the colour pallet is so rich. It's funny, I find myself thinking the same thing when I play with the greens and blues, they are a treat to the eye that's for sure. Beautiful work and composition.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Really like these paintings. Great combination of color, texture and all. Admire the way you do abstract as wells as more realistic work. Enjoyed reading your hopes for 2011. Made me think and laugh. Happy 2011!

juliakulish/ art speaking said...

Wow, Carol, this is really beautiful!! I think it is one of my favorites f yours.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

SUCH a powerful piece, Carol! Truly, I feel like I am in the ocean when I look at this. Do more in these colors!

p.s. the word identification for this comment is:
pinguin!

Helen Read said...

I really like it! Very textural! Love the palette!

Julie Hill said...

just magnificent Carol!!

SKIZO said...

Beautiful
work
good
creations

Melody Cleary said...

fabulous diversion, Carol. Refreshing colors!!

Theresa Evans said...

I love the composition and mood in this painting and the colours are luscious!

Barb said...

These are very nice. I love the colors.

Kerri Settle said...

My eyes could rest on this all day. The colors are so alluring. I've always loved the geologic feel to your work.

Heather Gogal said...

I have a feeling I will meet you one day...hopefully in Colorado! Here's to your gorgeous work and all the inspiration you give generously to this world! Can't wait....