"Two Twelve" 12075, mixed media contemporary abstract © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Two Twelve


This is the second in my numbers series - mixed media abstracts that have a number component.  In this case the number is 2-12, which is the birthday of one of my daughters.  This painting started out as an unsuccessful collage that I deconstructed (that means I started tearing pieces off of it).

Usually, deconstruction is a last resort done when I can't get a mixed media piece to come together.  It's something I do when I know my actions could ruin the painting - but since the painting wasn't working out, I'm really not ruining anything.  Midway through the deconstruction, I thought a new potential painting was starting to show.  Actually, some of my most successful paintings have gone through a deconstruction phase.

You will notice several different materials in this piece including foam plate, tyvek, and several weights of paper, including some that I sprayed with Rustoleum Hammered Copper.  I love that spray paint and the very cool look it has.

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111collagedesign said...

That's really beautiful - I've never thought about using Tyvek for a collage!

Maike Josupeit said...

beautyful, I love your warm earth colors. Best regards from Germany.

Kathleen said...

Love this one! Your number series is a brilliant idea.:)

Bren said...

always with your work I find myself leaning into my computer trying to soak in the various details of the textures. Another brilliant piece, love it. Deconstruction leads to so much fun :-)

Donna said...

Love this piece Carol. Hammered copper is one of my favs too...I Have an old home & used it over one of my radiator covers..Love that hammered effect! Anyway...nice job!