I've started a new collection of paintings I call Color Studies. These are all painted with acrylics on Bristol paper (unframed), in sizes from 11"x14" up to 19"x24" and they are quick little studies to work on color combinations and design elements. Most of these are abstracts, but I also do some of my PoP of Love hearts as well, that have less detail than my other hearts. These color Studies really help to keep me inspired and allow me to create finished art every day, so far I am loving this new direction! And am going to try some of these designs on larger paintings soon, for now I'm just really enjoying the process of creating so much new art and hope you all like these new pieces as well.
I am also offering these original paintings at VERY affordable prices, so that everyone can enjoy some colorful, vibrant original art in their homes. You can see all the available pieces HERE, and be sure to check back on a regular basis as I try to add new ones every day as often as I possibly can.
I have also been adding them to my Society 6 and Pixels.com sites for prints and all kinds of fabulous print options, home decor and accessory products.
I will also be creating some of my popular style of abstract Landscapes and Circle of Life paintings as Color Studies as well and offered at the same price. I don't paint a lot of these anymore, but it's fun to revisit this style with new colors and add in some different ideas/designs elements as I move forward with the color studies.
Every now and then someone will contact me about a painting they saw online and ask if it is still available, and more often than not the painting has already sold. This is true of one of my most popular paintings from 2008, "Aqua Burn", it sold in 2008, but prints are available of it. A recent, new collector, reached out to see if it was possible to similarly recreate it. I was more than happy to do so, since I haven't painted anything from my Circle of Life painting in months! I always enjoy revisiting certain styles and colors, and this is one of my favorite color combinations for any style or painting.
The original "Aqua Burn" was created on an 18"x24" canvas, but the new collector wanted a much larger size and we settled on a 60"x48" Genie Canvas. I always love to paint oversized, it's challenging and the effect of larger paintings is so impressive once hung. Here is a compilation video of the painting in process and finished hanging up in it's new home.
Below are pics of the painting hanging in it's new home in the mountains of Montana ( I lived in Montana for the first 5 years of my life :). The beautiful mountain scene is what the painting sees looking out the window, how magnificent and beautiful is that?!
It's amazing how well such a colorful, contemporary painting can fit in with the wild rustic beauty of the collectors home they describe as "Mountain refined with log accents". It's as though they were made for each other! It is always such a thrill to see my art hanging in it's new home, it's as if a part of me gets to travel around the world through my art.
I always love to see how new images translate onto products with my fabulous licensing partner Deny Designs, and the new ones are no exception. Below are a few examples of the new products and abstract paintings/designs I created for Deny Designs. They are the perfect contemporary pieces of art to create a modern and trendy home with unique products.
Some original abstract painting designs turned into contemporary home decor products
Colorful, trendy pixel designs perfect for the modern home
So many more images and product options to choose from! Something for everybody to dress up their home and show their personality through style and design. See more at my Deny Designs Gallery of images.
I just finished up my latest PoP Art style abstract painting "Illusionary"©, created on a 36"x36" gallery wrapped Genie Canvas. I love these colors and working in this style is always an adventure, I never know what I will end up putting on the canvas, as I'm sketching out the idea to putting on the last stroke of paint, it all just seems to fall into place until I feel the exact moment when the painting is done. It keeps it interesting for sure!
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It's always such a thrill when licensed samples arrive at my door! And when these fabulous drinkware products from Evergreen Enterprises and their Cypress Home division showed up, I was beyond excited. The quality is so fabulous and they did such a wonderful job coordinating my pink ribbon art on the different products, I'm super happy with the way they turned out.
Evergreen Enterprises sells their products to thousands of retailers around the country from Home Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond to smaller specialty stores, so keep an eye out in your local stores for these beautiful drinkware products.
I was also happily surprised to visit Evergreen's website and see that the coffee mug is already one of their bestselling drinkware products, and they've only been available for a short time! So exciting to see these designs received so well, hoping I myself will get to see them in a store somewhere soon :) In the meantime the mug and tumbler are available online through several retailers, but haven't been able to track down the napkins just yet.
Shop at the following locations, click on Coffee Mug and Tumbler for shopping options.
Designs below were used to create the products