Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Red Poppies Abstract Painting Daily Sketch by K. Joann Russell

Red poppies abstract painting sketch by K. Joann Russell
"Red Poppies Abstract Painting Sketch"
5 x 9" Acrylic on paper
More Abstract Paintings Available

Looking out my studio to the garden spot for red poppies on a rainy gray day seemed to inspire my daily painting sketch today. It's nearly February and I'm wishing for sunshine and flowers growing in my garden.

Click on the image above to see the lovely textures and many, many variations of colors from only three colors. As you can see, I used a yellow, red, and green to play with colors. I have film cartridges in which I've stored the remains from tubes of paints that were punctured and/or drying too fast. I don't label them so I can only guess that these are a cadmium yellow light, a scarlet red, and a sap green.

My abstract art celebrates limited palettes and playing with color combinations. Have you seen the original greeting cards I paint which are ready for standard size frames? Perfect gifts for special friends and outstanding events. The cards and other colorful abstract paintings in larger sizes are available in my Etsy shop. Please take a look at the beautiful colors.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Colorful Original Landscape Painting Mountain Vista by K. Joann Russell

Original Colorful Landscape Painting by K. Joann Russell
"Mountain Vista"
5 x 7" original painting

While experimenting with a different palette of warm and cool colors of yellow, red, and blue I painted this small colorful painting thinking of the wide open spaces I so enjoy. This turned out an impressionistic style as I responded to memories and color relationships. 

"Mountain Vista" is painted with acrylics on gessoed 5 x 7" mat board. It is ready for a standard size frame with or without a mat.

Although I've been working on the larger sunflower painting mentioned in the last post, this painting is the official first completed painting of 2013. It's a great feeling to be back at work!


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