Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
|Cosmic Connection by Leada Wood©|
This mixed media acrylic abstract is 18x24 on illustration board. I incorporated lots of textures and rich colors to this one. I enjoy the freedom of painting abstracts...it allows my creative child a chance to come out and play! I usually start with abandonment and then try to bring a little control to the painting in order to give the design a cohesive look. This one has lots of energy and movement to it. This painting is available!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bootman and I took an anniversary trip to Santa Fe to enjoy the autumn splendor of the mountains.
The mountains were ablaze in all God's glory. Beautiful golden aspen everywhere you looked.
I know I took a lot of tree pictures! But they were so gorgeous I couldn't resist! It is not every day a flat land girl sees the trees at their peak of autumn splendor.
Last tree picture...I promise. I am a genuine leaf looker.
Not only are the trees a sight to behold but the sage was blooming everywhere! Beauty surrounded us.
I love Santa Fe in the Autumn! The light is different up there...the colors are vibrant. I am not normally a landscape painter but I am having thoughts about some of these photos! They would make lovely paintings...don't you think?
This was a friendly fellow and was the greeter at the entrance to the Santuario De Chimayo. A nice lady kept feeding him carrots so he didn't mind posing at all.
This is a very special church, the Santuario De Chimayo. People consider it very holy and make pilgrimages here. It is very old and beautiful.
No trip to Santa Fe would be complete without a stroll up Canyon Road. Art is everywhere! Fabulous galleries and art abound! An artists Mecca.
I loved the light shining through the colorful umbrellas...don't you?
Santa Fe is always delightful, any time of year. The colors of the flowers are vibrant, the turquoise skies and purple mountains...sigh. I am ready to return, maybe in the spring. I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of my trip and if you have never been to Santa Fe, it is time to go!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
|Red And Black Squared by Leada Wood©|
This Little Jewel is 6x6 and has lots of texture. I used a triad of red, black and grey, layer by layer. I am enjoying using a limited palette and exploring color fields a little more. There has been lots of stamping, scrapping and paint application going on in Studio Twenty! I turn up the music and create!
This jewel is on paper with acrylic paint and I have adhered it to an 8x8 black canvas so all you have to do is hang it on the wall or place in a small easel. This one is available!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I have been exploring color fields...doing series of them...lots and lots of them. I thought I would show you some of the more successful ones. As color field suggests, the color is the dominant element of the painting. It is the subject of the painting. You don't have to "get it" just enjoy the colors! It's all about the impact of color on your senses and emotions. So relax and enjoy the colors.
I used a triad of three colors. A green, red and yellow.
In this one I did a series exploring the triad of orange, gold and green.
Same triad as above. Love these warm, earthy, autumn colors!
I explored the triad of three different greens. A light, medium and dark.
Had to shake thing up a bit and get some brighter colors. This triad is red, magenta and orange.
"...abstract art does not employ subject matter that is obvious as either the anecdote or familiar objects, yet it must appeal to our experience in some way. Instead of appealing to our sense of the familiar, it simply functions in another category."
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my color field explorations. Thanks for dropping by!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
|Changes by Leada Wood©|
October! Where has the year gone? I love fall...rich warm colors... crisp mornings...pumpkins...the feeling of change in the air. I enjoy using the rich warm color in my art as well. Nature inspires me...the shapes, colors and beauty.
This is a mixed media painting, 5x7, on illustration board using layers to give texture and depth.
It is available!