Modern Abstract Original Paintings News The latest news from Modern Abstract Original Paintings . en-us Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:54:56 CST Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:54:56 CST Modern Abstract Art Fashion Apparel Infusion <div> </div><div>&nbsp;After all of these years of creating modern fine art paintings, these unique creations are now coming to life on a new canvas. As our dear poet Robert Frost once said "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference"...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Being an artist means many things but above all else it means pushing the envelope of creativity, challenging yourself, trying new designs, being bold and creating new paths to march on! And thus, in the here and now, my artist life has lead me to this new adventure.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Experience art in a new form, tangible, whimsical, elegant and coveted apparel.&nbsp;</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/58ce748fd111496ea59b2b6f_1024x1024.png" alt="" height="280" width="200" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;This blouse is one of many beautiful original abstract creations called "Glorious Beginning". I am thrilled to be able to witness these modern abstract paintings transformed into this lovely collection of wearable art.</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/58cef755d111496ea59b6a9a_large.png" alt="" height="279" width="200" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;This painting "Spill the Wine" has long since been a favorite Voila! creation of mine!</div><div>And here it is now being offered as a statement bag to put that pizzazz to your evening out on the town!</div><div><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/58d13318d111496ea59c7cb0_large.png" alt="" height="279" width="200" />&nbsp;</div><div>This elegant wrap is designed with a lovely demure painting entitled "Seelie Court".</div><div>It can be warn over your sexy swimwear or your favorite pair of jeans.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The curated fashion collection includes sleeveless blouses, silk and modal scarves, statement bags, kimono style wraps, and v-neck flowing tops.&nbsp;</div><div>Visit the link below to see many more works of art! I would love to hear your thoughts on the attire so please leave comments below!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="" title="Artist Renae Schoeffel Designed Fashion Collection">Artist Renae Schoeffel Designed Fashion Collection</a></div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:42:48 CDT The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics <div> For myself, receiving customer appreciation photos are an absolutely wonderful thing to be given. As an online artist, especially, paintings are sent off to live in homes and businesses all across the world. It is a rare and greatly appreciated occasion that I get to see the environment in which they have made their new home. </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Therefore, I am always ecstatic to get photos such as these.</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/chrysm1.JPG" height="533" width="400" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics has been a thriving business in the local Virginia Beach area for several years.&nbsp; They have given a place for aspiring Estheticians to devote their time and study for the betterment of themselves and the skincare and beautification world here in Virginia.&nbsp; It's owner, Chris Werne, is an outstanding and intelligent business woman, licensed Master Esthetician, Director of education and art lover.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For the betterment of her business and after several years of patiently waiting, Chris found&nbsp; an opportunity to move her growing school to a new state of the art building in Virginia Beach. Like moving into a new home, new decor was in order. I was fortunate to be able to accommodate her needs for what she had envisioned. Here are a few more photos of the paintings she acquired for the school.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/chrysm3.JPG" height="533" width="400" />&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/chrysm2.JPG" height="621" width="400" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;Thank you Chris Werne for supporting Original Artwork!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:35:11 CST The many uses of Gesso <div> Today I wanted to talk a little bit about gesso. </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Artists use gesso in many different ways. First, it can be used to prime a canvas for a smooth finish. Many artists smooth on layer after layer filling in every little nook and cranny or "pit" of the canvas to begin on a surface that is smooth and seamless.&nbsp; This takes time and A LOT of patience. *smile*&nbsp; Typically this is done by applying a coat and then allowing it to completely dry before sanding. Three layers can bring about a really smooth finish but I have some artist friends that wouldn't begin painting on anything less than a five layered canvas..... Whew! That's a lot of work!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I personally love the texture that gesso can bring to the underbelly of my paintings.&nbsp; I really love to apply thick layers that I smooth over the canvas with a spreading tool.&nbsp; It's almost like icing a cake.&nbsp; The gesso texture can be manipulated to mimic many different textural elements giving the body of the painting another dimension to admire.&nbsp; Sometimes I even like to fling gesso at the canvas giving it a very organic and unique distinction that no other painting will duplicate.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Gesso can be applied white straight from the jar or can be mixed with color to also provide a hue to the background prior to the start of the painting.&nbsp; Gesso can also have water added to it to thin it out and make it move for you&nbsp; in a more fluid way. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Oh the wonders of gesso!</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:42:05 CST Coral Reef Paintings <div> I absolutely love the Coral Reef paintings that I create. I usually lay the painting onto a thick heavy textured canvas body. I typically use a very thick layer of gesso that I apply to the canvas with a wide spreading knife and then I drop gesso from high above the canvas to give it the bubbles in water definition which really adds to the aquatic element of the painting. </div><div>&nbsp;After the underbelly of the piece dries. I begin scrubbing various blue hues throughout the piece. I really&nbsp; love the turquoise, aqua blue combination, but I tend to use teals and deep rich indigo's as well. &nbsp;</div><div>I think the one element that is my defining signature addition to any Coral Reef painting is that one pop of crimson red that I always include. It just really draws in the eye and gives a focal contrast worth starring at.</div><div>And for the piece de resistance, haha... is of course, the hand painted angelfish silhouette.</div><div>The fish element is always done by hand and so each and every one are always unique.</div><div></div><div>Here is the latest Coral Reef Painting...<img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/coralreef9.jpg" height="466" width="600" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:52:53 CST Let's talk about the artwork of Antonio Mora <img alt="" src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/3845/antoniomora.jpg" height="650" width="429" />This outstanding piece of work is a digital fusion, if you will of a woman and a head of garlic.&nbsp; I think it is brilliant!&nbsp; I can't stop staring at it.&nbsp; It was created by Antonio Mora, who I can't seem to find much about on the web.&nbsp; I have a few of his other creations in my Art Appreciation board on Pinterest if you would like to see more of his work.&nbsp; Also, if anyone finds out more about this artist or his work, I would love to hear comments about him.&nbsp; Surreal, captivating and stunning, don't you think? Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:32:03 CDT