Saturday, August 08, 2009

Mini-abstract # 9 (touch-up!!)

I added just a wee bit more...
Nothing drastic-
A touch of colored penciling around the center image. I knew it needed "something."
But I wanted to get the right idea since there is already plenty going on in this painting-the touch-up had to be subtle and simple.
The image just "fits" better now-surrounded by many "touches" of colors....
Only 75$ (plus shipping)
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Pushing Art (touch -up!)

So this is the same piece, but with some new additions...
As you can see I used colored pencils around the print transfer of "Winter." Better? Worse??
I also did a similar technique on the next painting....
Same price, just more color!

Mini-abstract # 15

This is the last charcoal and pastel which I used as a transfer in my own mini abstract series. You could say it is a painting within a painting...The text is from a very old (1908) Webster's Pocket Dictionary, transferred onto a 5"x7"canvas panel. after glazing I used colored pencils in a geometric effect with the "limber" print centered and transferred, among more transfers....A "collage" type creation maybe??
ONLY $65.00 (plus shipping)
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Friday, July 24, 2009

the swimmers

Texture! Abstraction! Lots of sculpture-like techniques.
Molding Paste and heavy bodied acrylics to light fluid acrylics for tinting...warm tones and some cooler tones too...On canvas panel 11"x14"-finished with gloss varnish.
$100 or best offer...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mini Abstract #14

This is the fourth one-
5"x7" on paper.
Both for $5o
all four paintings
for ONLY $85 (plus shipping)
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Mini Abstract #13

Acrylic on 5"x7" paper.
I have one more mini abstract that is "the fourth quadrant" in a group of paintings all of the same tones, colors, etc. they would go well all together...

Mini abstract #15

"Back Pocket" is acrylic on 6"x8"canvas panel.
Lots of texture, cool tones, and silver shimmers.
Only 35$ plus shipping
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Mini abstracts #11 & # 12

Both on 5"x7" paper.
Textured "mini" abstracts with Golden's Fluid acrylics bronze, Indian Yellow Hue, Nickel Azo Gold, Umber, sienna, and Iridescent gold....

Only 50$ for both!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

mini abstract # 9

Acrylic violet, Prussian blue, Iridescent silver, white, Interference blue,
and an image transfer of "for Francisco" I made in 2006 are all together on 8"x8" canvas board.

Only $75
(plus 5$ shipping)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pushing Art

Acrylic paints surround a former very popular charcoal & mixed media piece (Winter). I simply transferred the print and put it within the painting
.On canvas panel 6"x8."
A gem.
Only 50$
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Page from 1908 II

Acrylic paint and mediums on 9"x12" paper.
Textured imagery mixed with text transfers from an old Webster's "Pocket" Dictionary.
Colors are gold, Indian Yellow Hues, raw and burnt sienna, yellow ochre, interference golds, copper, and bronze....
All acrylics by
Only $75.00 (plus shipping)
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Friday, July 10, 2009


Large heavy 18"x24" 300lb paper
with many layers, glazes, and impasto effects.
Bronze, gold, green, sienna, Indian yellow hue, Azo gold are just some of the colors that make up this painting.


$150.00 plus shipping

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All artwork is certified 100% original with a COA from EBSQ.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

A page from 1908...

Another "Mini" painting, with this one being the first of a series I am starting

using 100 year old pages and pieces from the year "1908."

It all begins with an old Webster's "Pocket" Dictionary, some related photos,

images, and words from an era we would likely call "antiquated"-All published, documented, or made over one hundred years ago-in the year of 1908.

So, here is the first, on 5"x7" paper, with Golden's fluid acrylics: bronze, golds, Indian Yellow hues,

and gloss medium here and there....

Only 50 dollars (plus shipping)

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All artwork ships the day of purchase and is signed front and back!

100% original and certified so (w/ a COA) by EBSQ.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Land meets water

Acrylic paint and mediums create a heavily textured "impasto" effect thanks to Golden's gloss gel,. Colors include fluid acrylics Prussian blue, Nickel Azo Gold, and more.
Canvas board 9"x12".

Only 50$ (plus shipping)
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mini Abstract #5

Another small abstract-5"x7" Acrylic on textured paper. This one would frame quite nice-a couple more on the way.
Only 35 $ (plus shipping)
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You may also use the PayPal option in the sidebar. All artwork goes out the day of purchase and is signed both front and back. Each painting comes with a COA from EBSQ certifying 100% authenticity.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

A Work in Progress..

A "Work in Progress"-this is a textural abstract on 300lb, 22"x30" paper. Layers of paint, medium, and some collage pieces are all in there, but the entire painting is not finished...


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ghost Nite

These are my latest creative endeavors as I recover from the past spring and my bout with the hospital, etc.
They are on 5"x7" textured paper and express my latest use of acrylic paint, mediums, and mixed media.

All the "Mini Abstracts" are

Only $35.00/painting-

plus $5 for shipping...

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or simply use the PayPal button on the sidebar (secure & ships day of purchase).
All artwork is signed both front and back and comes w/ a COA from Ebsq.
(Certificate of Authenticity)

Wall of Spring


These are my latest endeavors with acrylic paint, mediums, & mixed media collective. They are
my "Mini-Abstracts," on 5"x7" textured paper.

All the "Mini Abstracts" are
Only $35.00/painting-

plus $5 for shipping...

You may email me HERE
or simply use the PayPal button on the sidebar (secure & ships day of purchase).
All artwork is signed both front and back and comes w/ a COA from EBSQ. (Certificate of Authenticity).

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Where to Begin?

Hello all...
I will try and give the short version of where I went for the entire spring of this year.
In the last two weeks of this past January, I begin to feel a weakness I had never felt. Intermittently, I also began feeling short sharp pains in my chest, with chills and fever soon to follow. I went to the emergency room on Saturday, January 31st. I was admitted that night. It is now the second week in May. I have only been out of the hospital a few days.

I stayed in the hospital with a heart infection I had no idea I even had over three months. I come from a family where though we have our ailments, heart problems are rare, until now. I am "infection" free, but I have a heart murmur that requires medication.

I am making a cautious but hopeful recovery.

Without supplies for creativity (and to weak to use them if I had had them), as well as no Internet access, I got to know time, even just the clock on the wall, very very well.....

Thank God for friends and family-I cannot say it enough....

So, I have not abandoned "the Colorspeaker!" I will have to do a bit of connecting-I was in the middle of Ms. Mone Musel as the guest artist for January (yes, last Jan.) when I got sick.
My apologies to you, Mone.

As far as what is next, I will drop by fellow artist and blogger Casey Klahn at his blog
The Colorist to start!!

I will be back soon.
Thanks to everyone.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Apache Whispers

This is another favorite of mine-and I think the description Mone' gives is a good as it gets; so here, in her own words, is the illustrative version as well as the names of the colors used in the creation of this piece...Enjoy!!

"This HUGE triptych painting has been beautifully distressed and washed with countless layers of earthy 'woodsy' hues contrasted with a cool palette of blue gem and Turquoise accents. The surface has been richly textured...GORGEOUS...perfect for a huge wall that needs a STUNNING centerpiece!"

TITLE: Apache Whispers
SIZE: includes three 12"x48"x1.5" canvases

©2008 Mone' Musel
Acrylic on canvas

"Prominent colors include Red Brown, Deep Umber, Buff, Turquoise, Teal, Rust, Red Sienna, Goldens, and hints of Blue.. Delicately embellished with Goldened Copper acrylic accents. UV varnish protectant applied for an ultra high gloss shine. Signed on front. Sides painted Black for a clean, frameless presentation. Shipped wired and ready to hang. Stretched on heavy duty professional wooden support frames. Includes signed Certificate of Authenticity."
By Mone' Musel

Mone' Musel:Mayan SunSpell

I decided to begin my introduction to this artist by posting the first of several paintings I personally connect with. Mone' has made it clear that I should just pick the paintings I like;I had one request that I could not do myself , however; And that is a picture of this artist herself. I then realized she is simply shy, and though she creates these large enigmatic paintings, she is quite private.I can understand this very much, and will do my best to respect her privacy.However, I also believe in this artist and her talents, and that alone deserves what I aim to do this week:
Title: MayanSunSpell
Size: 30" x 30" x1.5"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: Sold
Year: Mone' Musel ©2008

This painting I just love for several reasons.The colors are seductively inviting and warm. The quality of the substrate (canvas) itself is wonderfully evident; with the dark tones around the entire piece continuing around all four sides is not only so that it can be hung without framing, it actually frames and centers the entire painting with the dark color.With a vital simplicity reminiscent of Rothko's late works, it is the thick application and layers of paint that add texture, depth, and a unique duality: a dark and light mood exist simultaneously. "Complexity in the Abstract."

*Note: Though this piece is sold, she offers high quality re-productions (Giclees) of many of her works. The title of this post is a direct link to this featured painting on her website. Simply click on the title and you will go straight there.
by Julianne Richards

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The last finning of the whales

This is the painting that was, "the first painting of the year." Now completely re-done, with many layers and applications...I will have much more to add to the description of this piece in terms of the process as "distance always lends some perspective"- of which at this time I have very little...
It is 24"x30" with 7/8" depth canvas. It is Back stapled and all four sides are painted. I am eager to return to my regular cycle of posting-of which I have been unusually estranged from.
However, this week is a busy one, and I will be writing with updates as the days continue.

Julianne Richards 2009

Price: $250.00 (plus $25.00 for shipping)

Friday, January 16, 2009

UPDATE: Secure Purchases of My Artwork Right Here!!

I have added Secure On-line Purchasing of all my artwork through this site with Pay Pal. I now accept all major credit cards or a direct transfer.
There are three options available:
1.) You may click "asking price-buy now" and proceed directly to checkout.
2.) You may use the "make offer" option (particularly if you are getting more than one
3.) Or you want to use a coupon. There are three types:
I. All "first time" buyers automatically receive a
25% discount on
any painting available.
II. If you purchase more than one painting, the lower priced painting is 25% off .
III. You subscribe to my newsletter and want to use the coupon that comes being on my
mailing list.
So Remember!! -
"Membership has its privileges," so be sure and sign up with the
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Thank you for all your support!

Monday, January 05, 2009

This month featured Artist: Mone' Musel

This month I have the pleasure of doing a post and interview on an artist that is from Austin, TX.
Her name is Mone' Musel, and she creates large textured abstract paintings that are 100% original, incredibly unique, and, in my opinion, deeply inspiring. I have followed her work after discovering her on Yessy, where I too have my gallery. I will announce the date of the post in the coming weeks, so be sure to bookmark this one. An artist of this caliber, who is even self taught, is as rare as they are special. I also want to say thank you to Mone' for accepting my request with genuine enthusiasm. This will be January's highlight-and it isn't going to be my art!!
My new works are coming soon.
'Till then,
Happy New Year everybody and stay tuned!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

First painting of New Year

I don't know if this is still a work in progress, but I am thinking it is...
Acrylics on canvas 24"x30"x.75"
The base coat is made up of iridescent pearl, silver (fluid acrylics by Golden) ,and blue, heavy bodied silver, powder blue, white and black. As usual, I did not "mix" my mixture, thus leaving me the ability to make streaks and lines. Lots of dry brushing. I used more fluid acrylic Quinacridone Violet and interference violet for those dramatic purples....I think I might go back to the easel with this one...
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acrylic on canvas 16x20, gloss finsh