Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Painting

"Room 103"
12" x 13'"acrylic and collage on canvas
available soon in my Etsy shop

Hey there! Finally managed to squeeze out a new abstract...yay! The new Abby Creek website is about ready to launch so things have been hoppin' around here and I haven't had much time to paint.

I started this particular painting from a photograph (below) I took near our house. It took quite a different turn I think but similar in that the pink structure in this photo looks like a "door" to the natural world. Using that and the latest theme for a new show at EBSQ that I'm entering...I ended up with "Room 103". The numbers and the pink strip with the white lines (lower right) were collage pieces taken from regular old junk mail.

reference photo for "Room 103"

By the way...thought you might be interested in this book..."Merle's Door...Lessons from a Freethinking Dog". A neighbor of mine just read it and loved it...so it's now on my list. You can purchase it here if you're interested.


Can't wait to show you the new site...hopefully next week! Back soon...

15 comments:

Sheila said...

I love it! It's vibrant and full of life just like you!

Diane said...

Very nice, Linda. I'm so glad you're back!

Manon Doyle said...

I love love this painting! The colors are fantastic!!

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda:

Sometimes, I have to giggle at you...simply because your talents are so diverse!! Animals, still life, abstract. What else do you have up your sleeve?

Kim
Garden Painter Art

NeereAnDear said...

Hey you!!

Thanks for coming by and the sweet words you posted on my blog.... you made my day.... you too have been missed.... PJ and I were very happy to get those hugs from you and Maise

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this abstract!! the colors are wonderful ...and the subject itself... fantastic!!

I am so anxious to see this new website you have been talking about... you have peaked my interest... I WILL be checking back frequently!!! ... for its unveiling

LOTS AND LOTS OF HUGS FROM ME TO YOU AND MAISE AND SLOPPY WET KISSES FROM PJ ...PS... she wants to play with Maise

LOVE YA
JO

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
i LOVE your new painting! how wonderful to see and hear the inspiration behind it too.

i cannot wait to see your new website!

so exciting!

xoxoxoxo
m

Leslie Moore said...

Welcome back to your paint brushes and your abstracts! I love the glimpse you've given us into your creative process. Can't wait to see what you've done with your website. BTW, I think a goat would go beautifully with Maisie!

Vik said...

I found your blog trough Paula´s Golden Oasis. I like it very much! And I had to smile because I see we both photograph our dogs the same way... aren´t they lovely. Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Vik

Ruth Welter said...

Love your new painting linda, I love your abstracts.

Yes, thank you...Mr. Dudley is 100% back to his normal self now.

Ruth

Garden Painter Art said...

Good Morning Linda:

Just popping in to let you know that I'm having another giveaway this weekend on my blog.

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Sandy said...

Gosh I LOVE this piece....wonderful mix of colors.

Kris said...

Beautiful painting! I don't know why but I think it is sometimes difficult to use green well. You have.
And thank you for the book recommendation. Looks interesting.

Susan Tuttle said...

such juicy color -- and i really like the use of the numbers in the design. i'm loving your abstract style.:)

Donna Longenecker said...

Wow, great painting, Linda. I love the colors.

I think I may have to check out that book.

Have a great week!
Hugs,
Donna

Jill Beninato said...

I love your new abstract...those are some of my favorite colors...I can't wait to see your new site!