Friday, December 24, 2010

In The Cove . . . New Abstract

"In The Cove"
acrylic glazes on 5x5" birch wood

These colors inspired me to think of the ocean. I don't normally go for colors this bold but thought I would give it a try to see what they looked like glazed on the wood. I used magenta and phalto blue (green shade) and I love them together! I also added some water soluble crayons in areas for shading. I mixed in some titanium white to lighten things up and to make waves on the left side.

In this one I found an image on the right that to me looks like a couple hugging while leaning against a rock wall. The title popped into my head as I was painting. It looks like a nice place to be. I really do enjoy creating these abstracts and feel a freedom I don't allow myself doing other types of painting.

For those of you celebrating Christmas I wish you a wonderful evening and a memorable day tomorrow spent with those you love!


  1. I LOVE these colors...and I'm not always drawn to blue. It looks like a beautiful wave! :-)

  2. I love it. To me, I see a mermaid to the right. Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and glad you are a bloggie friend. Enjoy your holidays.

  3. Beautiful work, so lovely. keep it up.

    Have a brilliant Christmas and new year!


  4. Loving these abstract pieces and this one especially cos I love the colors!

    Really love your book, I really related to the quest for love and thankfully, like you, I found the 'right one' at last, but endured a few wrong ones in the search!

    have a wonderful Christmas Cathy

    Ro xx

  5. So beautiful; love your abstract work. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xxoo