Mixed Media Abstract Collage Painting, "Bending the Rules" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Bending the Rules" 36x12 inches, by Carol Nelson

I was shocked when I showed this to my husband. He does not like abstract painting (which is about everything I do), but, OMG, he LIKED this one! He liked the colors.

This mixed media collage painting has a limited palette of mostly neutral colors. This is actually one of the easiest palette combinations to pull off successfully. The colors I used here are black, white, titan buff, bronze, gold, and a tiny bit of transparent red oxide.

The assembly process is one of layering, painting over, layering again with various papers and textures. After adding blocks of solid color and painting lines to pull the design together, I decided to stop here. The whole painting took less than 3 hours to complete. It's a process that you jump into instead of approaching with caution.

FRESH OFF THE EASEL..


 36"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available 

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Study with Carol Nelson on beautiful Madeline Island in Northern Wisconsin, July 7-13

10x10 inches, Carol Nelson
6x12 inches, Carol Nelson

These abstract tree collage paintings are just one of the many projects we will do in my upcoming July workshop at Madeline Island School for the Arts (MISA). Come join me for a week of fun, learning and creativity on beautiful Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin.

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Want to put the WOW factor in your abstract compositions? This workshop will cover composition and color theory fundamentals, and you will learn how use of a few simple rules can make your abstract work more structurally sound and visually appealing. Regardless of your painting experience, this workshop is a must for anyone venturing into the exciting world of abstract painting.

For five days, we will work on a series of projects featuring the mixed media techniques Carol uses in her paintings. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day. You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques, such as preparation of Tyvek, painting on aluminum foil, embossed foils, combusted origami foil, rusted iron paint, making your own unique collage papers, making focal medallions using air dry clay and Plaster of Paris, inexpensive substitutes for pricey art materials, and much more. 

Carol will also discuss abstract composition and color theory, various kinds of supports, how to attach collage elements, and presentation options for a finished piece.  Learn her "sandwich technique" which takes the fear and uncertainty out of abstract painting and lets you be FREE to express YOUR unique creativity.


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Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Copper Curls" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson









This was a demo piece for my Metals and Mixed Media class in Phoenix at Art Unraveled.
It demonstrates hammered copper wire, cut sheet copper, copper tacks, and embossed aluminum foil, along with other texture elements.


 6"x6"x1.2" Mixed Media on Panel/Available

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Mixed Media Abstract Collage Painting, "Rustic" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Rustic" 12x6 inches, by Carol Nelson

This painting features corrugated paper, oxidized iron paint, plaster of Paris "stones" covered with combusted origami foil, rocks, and paper textured with stucco patch.

It was a demo for my Metals and Mixed Media workshop in Portland, OR, last week. I love the rugged texture of this piece. You can't help but touch it.


 12"x6"x1" Mixed Media onCradled Panel/Available

 $275.00

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Contemporary Mixed Media Abstract Art Painting , "Hidden Treasure" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


12"x6" Mixed Media on Panel/SOLD

Commissions are welcome!

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Impressionist Landscape Painting, Colorado Landscape "CLEAR CREEK IN JANUARY" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson


Clear Creek as it runs through Golden, CO, just above the Coors Brewing plant. Oil painting on prepared masonite panel, framed in black.


8"x10" Oil on Panel

$160

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Mixed media collage painting, "Down Under" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Down Under" 10x10 inches by Carol Nelson
This is another in my Billboard series. In this case, I added photos from our recent trip to Australia. 

Anytime you add photos of people to your collage, they automatically become the focal point, so it is good to observe the Golden Mean, and place them in a sweet spot for good composition. 

In this case the photos are my daughter Lauren, and Morris and me in front of the Sydney Harbor bridge. Two other iconic images of Australia are the Sydney Opera House and a koala bear.

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Colorful Contemporary Landscape, Small Aspen Tree Art "Twilight Dance-Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson



 I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
 In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.

 Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


6"x6" Giclee print on Panel

$20.00

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Colorful Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art ,Aspen Tree "Forest Wonders 4- Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson




 I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions.
 In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel back. 

 The prints measure 6x6 or 5x7 inches, and are just perfect for adding a spot of artful color in  any nook or cranny in your home.

 Canvas Minis are made of a high-resolution canvas, mounted on a flexible black plastic  backing.  They look great without a frame, but are standard sizes if you wish to present them  with a small frame.


 6"x6" Giclee print on Panel

 $20.00

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 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com


 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

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Contemporary Mixed Media Abstract Art Painting "Autumn Crossing" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson


20"x16" Mixed Media on Canvas/SOLD

Commissions are welcome!

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