Friday, July 20, 2012

Love Brightens The Soul - New Abstract

"love brightens the soul"
mixed media on 12x12 gallery wrapped canvas

Hard to believe it is Friday again already!  The summer is really flying on by.  I am pretty sure I say that to myself every summer but this year has been crazy so far!

Today I wanted to share my latest abstract.  I used a color palette not typical for me but I am pretty happy with the results.  And after such gloom and doom over here at Casa Bueti lately with my arm debacle and the loss of yet another dog 2 weeks ago it felt nice to paint something inspiring and positive.  

I am finding that the more I paint with my hands the less I enjoy using a brush.  This piece was painted that way.  I always wear gloves when I paint with my hands.  If not that would be one big mess!  I did use my palette knife for some of the details though.  I used payne's gray mixed with quin nickel azo gold, and titan buff.  I am hoping you can see the nice deep green color the gray and the gold create.  

Here is a shot of it before my favorite part.  This was also the stage where I was stuck fearing my next move would mess it all up.  

I am sharing this piece over at Paint Party Friday. 
 It is quite a rainy day here in NY but much needed.   These kind of days make me feel lazy.  Perfect weather for cuddling up on the couch with a pug.  



  1. Dynamic abstract ~ wonderfully creative ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Loving the gold and deep green you introduced into this palette, Cathy.
    I'm so sorray about the recent loss of your dog. I know how hard that is.
    Sending positive energy your way!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  3. Popped in from paint party Friday. Almost looks like a face

  4. I am sorry for the loss of your dog. How sad. Hope whatever is with the arm clears up soon too.

    The painting is lovely...the colors and heart seem to speak to your current life situation, glad the sun came out in gold!

  5. Oh, I'm so happy you're cuddling with Mr. Pug!! Yay! And I just love this piece, both versions, but especially the final one. There's something about the "scribble" that just makes it feel complete. I also love the sense of light in it. Happy Friday to you, Cathy.

    By the way, how's the next installment of your story coming along?

  6. Really nice! I do love the colors a lot even though they would not come to my mind first either. Sorry for the loss of your dog.

  7. these are just getting richer and richer in their depth and textures... really special work this week...xx

  8. I love it, the color combination, the shapes and depth!! Lovely powerful piece!! Hope things look up for you!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Breathtaking. I love this. And I love that colour combination, it is one of my favourites. This is fabulous.

  10. So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. I had to put down my cat two weeks ago so trust me--I feel your pain.

    As for your latest piece--I love it. The colors are so rich and the shapes really draw you in, especially the one that looks tambourine-like. I also like the white frame effect and the scrawly writing.

  11. very pretty! I'm loving the colors you chose!

  12. Oh I just love this! The colours are beautiful together, it is so rich and strong. I've become addicted to paint with my hands too lately, it just feels so good.

  13. Amazing abstract. I love the many colors you used, it did turnout full of love and soul. Blessings, Janet PPF