"Tropical Tapestry", mixed media floral abstract © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Tropical Tapestry
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side view
This brightly colored floral abstract is my attempt to create something colorful and upbeat, because I am mourning the death of my little dog, Precious.  When she was healthy, she was bright, mischievious, and fun, like this painting.

This piece started out as a pure nonrepresentational abstract with corrugated paper and other mixed media materials.  After studying it a while, I saw places that kind of looked like hibiscus/poppy flowers, so I developed those shapes a little more.

I tell my students all the time that there is a stage (in painting) when you have to  let the painting talk to you - if you let it, it will reveal itself to you.  This only happens, by the way, if you step back and look at your painting from a distance.  You see things that are not obvious up close.

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5 comments:

Bren said...

It's a beautiful piece and a delightful tribute to the light and life your little fur friend brought to you.

Donna said...

This is so beautiful Carol. I love everything about this piece!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a beautiful tribute to your precious little dog.....my condolences. All the best to you in 2013 and enjoy the holiday season.

Elizabeth Emma said...

The colors and texture are amazing.I really liked your paintings.

Paintings said...

Paintings I m so love everything about this piece!