Don’t Pick the Flowers – mixed media painting

I’ll be honest…I never really know where I am going with any of my paintings.  I’m not sure how many artists will admit that, but this is what I love about abstract painting…you don’t need to know, you don’t need a plan. Don't Pick the Flowers

My base layers usually start with a vintage newspaper clipping, book pages or vintage fabric, as in this particular painting.  From there, I add layers of paints and sand down each layer only to add more paint, paper/fabric.  Once I think the painting is finished, I cover it up with more paint and use a power sander to reveal all of the layers.  I’m often surprised at the results.  Don’t Pick the Flowers is one of those ‘happy’ surprises.

Don’t Pick the Flowers is 24″ x 36″ and on gallery stretched canvas.  The canvas edges are a deep 1.5″ and painted black.  All canvas art is wired and ready for display, no framing required.

To purchase, please see info below. Ships free to the US & Canada.  Please contact me at tracyreehal@gmail.com for International shipping rates.

Don’t Pick the Flowers

24" x 36" mixed media painting on gallery canvas.

$700.00

September Flowers Mixed Media Painting

September Flowers 1With the end of summer drawing to a close, I was inspired to use a muted, more neutral palette for this piece.  September Flowers was inspired by vintage floral fabric swatches that I have collected over the years.  Layers of the fabric gave this piece the texture I was going for before applying acrylic paints.  If you look closely, you can subtly see the floral patterns beneath the surface paint.

This acrylic painting is 24″ x 24″ and on gallery stretched canvas.  The canvas edges are a deep 1.5″ and painted black.  All canvas art is wired and ready for display, no framing required.

To purchase, please see info below or purchase at my Etsy shop.   Ships free to the US & Canada.  Please contact me at tracyreehal@gmail.com for International shipping rates.

September Flowers

$550.00

Egyptian Ruins – mixed media abstract art

6If you know me, you know that I have a love for Egypt.  I have a love for ancient history and Egypt is, by far, the epitome of all things ancient.  As with most of my paintings, they begin with a base, layers and layers of vintage papers.  These papers not only add massive texture to the piece, but implant ‘history’, to an otherwise new work of art.

I am a frequent shopper of antique stores and on one of my outings, I came across a massive, vintage book on Egypt.  To most, this book would be an awesome display piece on their coffee table but to me…uh, I like to re-purpose things, so I ripped out some pages and embedded them into my new painting.

This acrylic painting is 18″ x 24″ and on Gallery stretched canvas.  The canvas edges are a deep 1.5″ and painted black.  All canvas art is wired and ready for display, no framing required.  To purchase, please see info below or purchase at my Etsy shop.  Ships free to the US & Canada.  Please contact me at tracyreehal@gmail.com for International shipping rates.

 

 

Purchase Egyptian Ruins

$375.00

 

Love Letters – mixed media abstract collage art

Title:  Love Letters

I’m beginning to think that red is my color of choice!  No doubt, my past few paintings have been heavily focused on red. This smaller piece (16″ x 20″) was created using vintage papers and acrylics on gallery canvas.  Available for purchase on Etsy.

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