Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Recently I have been changing things up a bit with my color palette. "Renewal" is from this new palette. I like how it turned out, but it's a little different from my usual work and two comments I've received so far were that it was "pretty". I started to say back to them, "Didn't you know pretty is back in?" But I didn't. I know what they mean. Perhaps, not the best of compliments, but I wasn't looking for any. I know it felt good to make that painting and the experience reflected what was happening on the inside of me. I had taken a break from painting and was bored with my usual color palette and also so comfortable with it. So this was the feminine side wanting to come out and be renewed. This painting feels fresh and energizing to me, with a strong burst of creative energy radiating out from the center.

Size: 36"  x 24" x  .5" (deep)

Close Up View 1

Close Up View 2

Close Up View 3

Stay tuned for more! Thanks for stopping back and feel free to leave comments! Allison

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Surfboard I

Hello again,
While working on my latest water series, one eventually has to come around to surfboards. Don't you just love the feelings that come up when you think about surfboards? That era of the old woodies covered up in cool, brightly colored surfboards has become an American Icon. The music, well oiled tanned surfers in swimming trunks and flip-flops, the smell of the ocean, beach cottages, all images when I think of the beloved surfboard. Here's my version of that worn, well-used, banged up surfboard hanging on the wall, waiting for it's time to be brought out and waxed to perfection for another summer season.

This abstract painting was created by layering process and removing paint to reveal hidden colors. This helps to achieve that worn, distressed look for all the years that have passed by, yet the memories still linger.

Oh, I've included a wonderful and inspirational video about surfing and photography.

"Surfboard I"
24" x  36" x  3/4" deep 

Close Up View 1

Close Up View 2

Close Up View 3

Close Up View 4    

So what do you think about "Surfboard I"
Thanks for visiting my art blog and come back for more! Allison

Hope you enjoy the video!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Afternoon Sun on the Marsh

Hello All!
Hopefully you read my previous post and you saw the new color palette that I've created for my new water series. Here's another abstract landscape that was inspired inspired by my times at the coast while enjoying the simplicity of the marsh. This painting was painted by using my palette knife to create thick layers of paint. There is a slight subtle glow to this painting from gold paint.
Hope you enjoy the simplicity of this painting.

"Afternoon Sun On The Marsh"
16" x  20" x 1/2" deep

Close Up View 1

Close Up View 2

Hope you enjoy this painting, let me know what you think. More to come, stay tuned. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

"Going IntraCoastal". Life at the NC Beach.

I've decided to change things up a little bit with my painting. A new color palette for my new beach/water series. I'm using softer colors of pastels with hints of some vibrant color just to make the painting "pop"!
Here is one of my latest of this new series, "Going IntraCoastal". I like this painting.  It has a rough, palette knife texture, with soft hues. The colors range from pure white to lime, pinks, violets, turquoise, to light blues. This painting reminds me of the memories of living near the NC IntraCoastal Waterway and watching the boats pass by waiting for their turn to go through the swing bridge.

Hope you are enjoying this new series and color choices. This one was hard to photograph with so much bright white, but I hope you can see enough to get the idea.

"Going IntraCoastal"
24" x 18" (h) x 1.2" deep

Close Up 1

Close Up 2

Hope you enjoy seeing this new painting, let me know what you think. There's more to come, stay tuned!


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