Monday, October 17, 2011

Colorful Abstract Small Painting in Brilliant Colors by Artist K. Joann Russell


"Color Chord #38"
4 x 6" acrylic on watercolor greeting card

Today I've included one of my small paintings in the "Color Chord" Series because I've been uploading them at the rate of a few a day. This one, #38, with brilliant colors went to my Etsy shop.

The popular series of color chord original paintings on greeting cards are now available as prints on canvas or paper in sizes larger than 4 x 6". I upload a few each day to my print-on-demand vendor, Fine Art America.

All of these color explorations are the result of my two years of playing with colors in my artistic journal, some of which I posted on this blog. Collectors are using these greeting cards to frame and display in groups. Other people are using them as special gifts for their friends. All the original small paintings are one-of-a-kind with gorgeous colors and textures.

You can purchase this painting in my Etsy shop.

View the other abstract paintings at my print website.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Garden Flowers Abstract Sketch with Three Colors in Artistic Journal

Artistic Journal Sketch
5 x 9" acrylic on paper

In celebration of my garden flowers blooming into fall I painted this sketch for my journal using three colors to represent my favorite colors in the garden. The acrylic colors I used were permanent rose, winsor violet, and green gold, an unusual selection of paint tubes.

The deep purple color was in the rich velvet purples of petunias in planters. The rose color came from different petunias with that color and white. My garden this year also had lavender petunias. I use lots of petunias with snapdragons, sweet peas, carnations, geraniums, and glads among other beautiful flowers so that I have a wonderful variety.

The green gold color which I rarely use in paintings was the perfect color to show the colors in my sunflowers and their large leaves that are now bowing their heads in the October sunshine.

I found it amazing what color combinations came from three unlikely starting colors. That's my fun, to find all those interesting colors. View other color combos in my small abstract paintings.

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