Friday, January 14, 2011

"Dancing Dandelions - Acrylic Triptych On Gallery Canvas

Now that the first of the year has come and gone, I'm back to painting in my studio....vacation time is officially over at this point. While I love taking time off, I'm always eager to get back to things in my studio, much as I enjoy the break, I charish my creative time and usually feel very refreshed and ready to hit the easel once again with lots of new ideas. My first new painting of the year is a bit abstract and a bit whimsical as well - "Dancing Dandelions".
This is an acrylic triptych painting on 1 1/2" deep gallery canvas.
Each panel measures 4" x 12" for a total of 12" x 12" in all.
There are many ways to display this set of panels and I got a little creative with arranging them on my wall, for what I think is a fun display.
This set is eye catching because I used quite a bit of metallic pearl white to paint the dandelions. The painting shimmers and shines when it is hung on the wall. Now available at my ETSY shop: www.artfulcreations.etsy.com . Just finishing up another triptych today so hopefully will be showing that one next week....stay tuned at any rate.

9 comments:

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Love your triptych. The colors and softness, yet airy in style is beautiful. Really a lift for the cold temps. You always create the best treasures.
So glad you enjoyed some down time. I did the same to recoup and rest my painting arm and shoulder. Back in the studio now and having a great time.
I have a couple wood triptychs to design that are for table top. You have inspired me to get them created.
Happy New Year my friend. I hope you have a very successful 2011.

Happy Painting.
Hugs from bitter cold Texas,
Celestina Marie

Catherine Holman said...

You are off to a fantastic start Ruth! I seem to be in a bit of a rut, but hope to be back soon. I miss my paints and brushes! Lovely work!
Hugs,
Cathie

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Your triptych is fabulous - love the colors and all the different ways you can hang it for a totally different look.
Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Erin

NeereAnDear said...

Beautiful Ruth!! I really like your abstract looks... and the detail on the dandelions is amazing!

Fab job as always ..

LOTS OF HUG
JO

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like you painted in colors that I love! And what a wonderful idea to do a grouping! Your art would make any home more beautiful! ♥

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

I love these!
Love the colours, love the way you've made the paintings flow

I hear you on the holiday break, very enjoyable, but great to get back into creating again

Happy Painting to you!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh ruth!

these are fabulous!

happy happy monday!

xoxoxo
m & e

Melody said...

Wow, just lovely

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Ruth...I really like the way you incorporated the loose white lines and splotches at the top of each painting. It has a beautiful organic feel to it. Nice work! xox