Sunday, February 03, 2008

I've finished a series of four textured acrylic abstracts that I've entered into the juried exhibition "Regional Art Survey 4" at The Next Picture Show Gallery. The series is based on the 5 elements of Feng Shui - earth, wind, fire, water, and metal. I'm still working on the "Wind" piece, which will hang in another venue.




This is "Earth", the Knowledge element. The original has more yellow hues than the orange that is here. It's 16" x 20" on gallery wrapped canvas. I used a variety of textures including molding paste, handmade paper, and tissue paper.







The second painting is a grouping of four 6" x 6" canvasses textured with tissue paper, stamps in molding paste, and cheesecloth. It's called, "Fire", the most powerful of the 5 Feng Shui elements, fire represents passion and energy. This mixed media piece incorporates the fire colors of red, orange, purple, pink, and strong yellow.







"Metal" is the prosperity element in the study of feng shui.
Original is 16” x 20” on gallery wrapped canvas. I used Luminere metallic paints to get the glow.








The last of the series is "Water", which is considered the Career Element in the study of Feng Shui. I’ve incorporated the color blue and a variety of textures in this acrylic painting. The original is also 16” x 20” on gallery wrapped canvas.


4 comments:

diane said...

I love the color and texture in your feng shui series. Thanks for the inspiration! Very nice blog hope you continue with it! Di

norahaty said...
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norahaty said...

hi MR.I AM a not a specialist in ARTS ,but i liked your colors and the way u do it.THANK S for those who can help us to bring some colors and joy to our life.

norahaty said...

hi MR.I AM a not a specialist in ARTS ,but i liked your colors and the way u do it.THANK S for those who can help us to bring some colors and joy to our life.