Friday, September 4, 2009

Rainbow Forest - September 4, 2009

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project."
– Abigail Van Buren


Rainbow Forest

6" x 6" x 1.5" Acrylic

This one was painted from my brain, with no references. I start with the very front plant, then keep painting plants, one at a time, behind the previous ones, until I finally finish with the black paint. I really enjoy seeing it come to life when the black paint is added. Negative painting is fun!

About Abigail Van Buren

Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, wrote the syndicated "Dear Abby" column for 46 years. She was born in 1918 in Iowa. She had never written professionally when she contacted the San Francisco Chronicle's editor and said she could do better than their current advice maven. Her version was an instant success. Her twin sister, Esther Lederer, became an advice columnist under the name Ann Landers. Phillips retired in 2002; her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, took over her column.

2 comments: said...

Neat tropical-looking image ,'ve got a good knack for colour illustrations and lively shapes....usually check in on you when I go to Wet Canvas...Checked out your art liscensing site; good luck with your aims and endeavors in this!

Beth said...

Thanks, Chris! I seem to gravitate to that style a lot lately. I can't wait to see what happens to my art after I do Don Tiller's workshop in November! (he he) Thanks for commenting!

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