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New Neutral Abstract

Gold, Bronze, Ivory Abstract painting

Gold, Bronze, Ivory Abstract painting

I recently completed a new abstract painting inspired by my waterscape series.  I am a huge fan of neutral color palettes in my own personal decorating so I was anxious to create a similar abstract work that would look great hanging on my own walls.  I experimented with cream, taupe, bright white, and both gold and bronze metallic paints before applying the super high gloss top coats.  I would love to see this painting find a home in a contemporary beach house with lots of earthy textured sisal, woven seagrass, dark wood details, and bright white walls.

36 x 24 x 2.5"

36 x 24 x 2.5″ $950

One aspect I love with these paintings, that does not come across by photographing them unfortunately, is that they reflect so much light given the high gloss finish, as well as the metallic paints, that they look different from every angle or every hour of the day depending on what natural light may fall upon the surface.

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Gold, Bronze, Ivory Abstract Detail

Next up I hope to create a blindingly bright white and gold piece much larger than this 36×24 work.  Stay posted!

Blog beginnings

A display of current shadowboxes in the Pepper Key Studio. Photo by Brilliant TC

I first began frequenting blogs while working on an art contract for a large resort on Providenciales. I had an order for 680 shadowboxes, which I was thrilled to land and zealous to start. A quarter of the way through it I began to lose my artistic mojo. When I lived in the United States it was an easy fix. I would visit an art museum, a library, an architectural salvage, a gallery, a flea market, or my favorite shopping district, and presto . . . my mojo was back. Living on a small Caribbean island the options are far fewer. After many visits to beautiful beaches, nature walks, and slow drives through charming areas like Blue Hills, I still couldn’t find it. I buried myself in my books in my office and then turned to the laptop for help. The internet became my mode of transport and blogs became my library, my gallery, my museum. All free, easy to access, and full of great insight and ideas. I am now a loyal follower of a select few, and always on the lookout for a new blogpspot that catches my eye or my interests. A big thanks to fellow bloggers who make life easier, smarter, craftier, more eco friendly, etc. You make the world a better place!