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Un-official finished pieces.

I just finished my latest paintings.There is something about the lack of refinement that is both attractive to me and vexing to me. There is a homey-ness, painterly feel; simplicity in the execution. Or maybe the desire to have simplicity in the execution. I will be doing more paintings like this.

In the end, it about beauty and color and things that are shiny.

Like the days spent playing in your mothers jewelry box or something. The preciousness and value in the gems are the ones you feel inside; the value is personal and internal.

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Two paintings: Affordable Opulence and Opulence is an Illusion. Both by Karmen Brown (2012)

 

Some more Year of the Rat ATC

I have just about finished my space themed year of the Rat ATC (artist trading card). I noticed I didn’t line the planet in the upper left corner. Other than that, it is done.
Space Themed Year of the Rat ATC

This next ATC I am having some issues with.
in progress ATC

The main problem is deciding what colors to use. I want the star to appear iridescent like gem and rainbow will be the tail. I just know that the starry gem is going to take a while to do. I will have to build layers to get it how I want itPonder. I am using gouche and acrylic on this ATC. The red and gold are working very well for me. The border will be gold leaf (using a gold leafing pen). I will definitely use those colors on the 3rd ATC I am working on!

News Flash: THE GIANTS WON SUPERBOWL 42!! WHOOHOO!!Giants

All for Love

I normally get depressed around Valentine’s Day. But I have found focus in doing these illustration inspired by Valentine’s Day. It is still early. Who knows how I will feel come February 12th or 13th šŸ˜‰
I think I have done all I can for the following illustration titled “Love Letter 1.”
Love Letter no. 1

The Soaring Heart
The Soaring Heart

Four down, ten to go….

Where does the time go???

I was able to get some art done today.
I started my 3rd Valentine’s Day collage/painting:
Untitled Valetineā€™s Day Painting
It still needs some work. I think it may need more tissue paper. Also, my woman’s face needs work. She just needs work in general.

Here is my Sunset ACEO.
Sunset ACEO
I’m going to try a few more like this one.