Sunday, 26 June 2016

Summer Bloom

Summer Bloom by Lisa Carney

This is an original floral abstract painting created in beautiful shades of orange, yellow ochre, brown and white. It is part of my GeoFlora series, a series of botanical and floral abstract paintings. I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life, like wild flowered fields and sea corals.


I have signed it on the front, and signed, titled and dated the artwork on the back. I have painted the sides white. This painting arrives wired and ready to hang.

I use professional grade acrylics with high quality color pigments that have very good to excellent resistance to fading. All of my paintings are finished with two coats of satin varnish to enhances the intensity, transparency and luminosity of colors and to protect the artwork from UV rays and dust. 

DETAILS

Title : Summer Bloom
Year Created : 2016
Medium : Acrylic
Support : Canvas
Style : Abstract
Subject : Botanical, garden, flowers
Size : 24x18x1.5" (61x46x4 cm)

Featured in the "New Prints Under $200" collection on Saatchi Art.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Blue Wood Mist

Blue Wood Mist by Lisa Carney


This is an original floral abstract painting. Two coats of satin varnish were applied to protect the painting from UV rays and dust. It is hand signed by me the artist, on the front. And my signature, date, and title are written on the back of the painting.

It is part of my GeoFlora series, a series of botanical and floral abstract paintings. I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life, like wild flowered fields and sea corals.

SHIPPING

This painting is shipped UNSTRETCHED and ROLLED IN A TUBE. I have painted a 1.5 inch white border around the image so you can get it stretched over 1.5 inch deep stretcher bars then hang it without a frame.

If you would like to buy more than one painting, please contact me for combined shipping. 

DETAILS


Title : Blue Wood Mist
Medium : Acrylic
Support : Canvas
Style : Abstract
Subject : Botanical Landscape
Size : 48 x 40" (122 x 102 cm)
Year Created : 2016
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* This painting has been featured in the "Art for Beach Houses" collection on Saatchi Art *



Thursday, 23 June 2016

Orange Petal Garden

Orange Petal Garden by Lisa Carney


This painting is from my GeoFlora series. A series of botanical and floral abstract paintings where I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life and sea corals. This original floral abstract painting was created layers of acrylic paint in gray, green, orange, indian yellow, petal pink and white.

I have signed it on the front and signed, titled and dated the artwork on the back. I painted the edges white and wired it so it will arrive wired and ready to hang.

I use professional grade acrylics with high quality color pigments that have very good to excellent resistance to fading. All of my paintings are finished with two coats of satin varnish to enhances the intensity, transparency and luminosity of colors and to protect the artwork from UV rays and dust. 


Title : Orange Petal Garden
Medium : Acrylic
Support : Canvas
Style : Abstract
Subject : Botanical Landscape
Size : 24x24x1.5" (61x61x4 cm)
Year Created : 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Glowing Spirit

GLOWING SPIRIT


This dynamic abstract painting with warm yellow hues is guarantied to make a statement. It was painted in acrylic on wood panel. I gave the artwork two coats of satin varnish to protect it from UV rays and dust. It is hand signed by me, the artist, on the front. And my signature, date, and title are written on the back of the painting. Sides are painted black. It arrives wired and ready to hang.

Small paintings are the perfect collection starter. Imagine curating your own art collection as a means of personal expression to reflect your individual personality.


::: Title: Glowing Spirit
::: Size: 12 x 12 x 1.5" (30 x 30 x 4 cm)
::: Year: 2013
::: Medium: Acrylic
::: Support: Wood Panel

Friday, 17 June 2016

Becoming and art collector

Looking for a new hobby? Why not become an art collector! Imagine how exciting it would be to curate your own art collection. Recently, I was reading an interesting blog article about Howto Start a Fine Art Collection on Invaluable and it made me think that it might be interesting to give my artist's perspective on the subject.




Alpine Gold, 2014,
18x12 inches, Acrylic on Wodd Panel
Firstly, you don’t need to be a millionaire to start an art collection, there is a multitude of good quality art for every budget. As an artist, myself, I have found ways to collect some impressive little pieces for my tiny budget. I have traded small paintings with other artists, purchased a few art studies, plus, I have a large collection of miniature art in the form of ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) and ACEO’s (Art Card Editions and Originals). Small paintings are the perfect collection starter as well as works on paper and art studies, which are generally priced lower than oil and acrylic paintings on canvas. But if you have the room, there are a lot of large pieces available at a fair price. Anyone with a passion for art can become an avid art collector.



Now, where do you begin? A good way to start your collection is by answering some key questions. Why do you want to become an art collector? Having a motive is a strong foundation and it will help narrow your search for art. Let’s say you want to collect fine art because you would like to encourage a budding artist. Then you would probably go to outdoor art fairs and festivals or local galleries to find that person who creates the art you love.  If it is for investment reasons, then you would probably find the art that has a good chance of increasing in monetary value in museums or in auction houses. Art galleries often have a collection of works from the secondary market. These are works that have been purchased for the first time from a gallery or directly from the artist's studio and have been put up for sale again. 

Other reasons for collecting art include: Giving the gift of art as your legacy; Creating a wall, room, or home filled with pieces that reflect your personality; Connecting with an artist. There are as many reasons why to start an art collection as there are collectors, and once you pinpoint the reason that moves you, the art you collect will be easier to find.


Wildflower 2 (sold), 2016,
12x12 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

Ask yourself: What kind of art do you want to collect? In order to give your collection some consistency, it would be wise to choose a type, style or art movement. Is the type of art you are attracted to photography, sculptures, fine art prints or paintings? Is the style realism or abstract? Are you drawn to the pointillism of the 19th century or 20th century minimalism? If you have no clue as to what fine art to collect, there are many sites you can browse online discover your preferences. Here are some good ones: Artsy, MoMA, as well as Listof art movements on Wikipedia. Or, if you are fortunate to have art galleries or museums close by that you can visit, have a look at what they have, take note of what strikes a cord with you.




Other important questions to answer are: Is the person creating the art important to you? Do you want to collect the art of a well known established artist or do you favor the thrill of finding a diamond in the rough? Maybe a group of artists from a certain era like postmodernism is your forte. If you have decided to collect the works of one particular artist, then it would be a good idea to check if this artist has a website you can visit. Usually an artist's website has valuable information about the artist, the artwork and where they show and sell their work. Things to look for on an artist's website are: An artist biography, an artist statement and an artist resume or CV.


Becoming a fine art collector is an enriching activity. You get to learn about art history, different artists and their approach, and most of all, you learn about yourself in the process. It is a colorful way to express yourself and reflect your individual personality. It is much more than simply buying art. I hope that these few lines have given you a hunger for art and that your journey as a fine art collector will be fruitful. After all, owning a precious piece of artwork is gratifying, uplifting and inspiring. Finally, it allows artists to continue expressing themselves artistically.


Sunday, 15 May 2016

VENDU | SOLD : GeoFlora 06


UPDATE:  My work "GeoFlora 06" has been chosen to be featured in the Affordable Works for $1000 And Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. This collection was curated by Katherine Henning Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art. Click here to view.

GeoFlora 06  ·  8 x 8 x 1" (20 x 20 x 2 cm) 
Acrylic on Wood Panel | Acrylique sur Panneau de Bois 




Saturday, 14 May 2016

Monday, 18 April 2016

Rainbow Jam

Rainbow Jam by Lisa Carney

Rainbow Jam is from my GeoFlora series. A series of botanical and floral abstract paintings. I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life, like wild flowered fields and sea corals. This original floral abstract painting was created layers of acrylic paint in pink, red, fluorescent pink, yellow, mauve and maroon. Two coats of satin varnish were applied to protect the painting from UV rays and dust. It is hand signed by me, the artist, on the front. And my signature, date, and title are written on the back of the painting. Sides are painted white. It will arrive wired and ready to hang.


DETAILS

Title : Rainbow Jam
Medium : Acrylic
Support : Canvas
Style : Abstract
Subject : Botanical Landscape
Size : 30x30x1.5" (76x76x4 cm)
Year Created : 2016

This painting is featured in the "New This Week 3-14-2016" Collection on Saatchi Art.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Pétales Roses 2

Pétales Roses, 2016, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 40 H x 40 W x 1.5 in

Huge painting suggesting an explosion of flower petals from my Geoflora series. A series of botanical and floral abstract paintings. I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life, like wild flowered fields and sea corals.

The edges are 1.5 inches deep and are painted white. Various shades of pink, orange, mauve and taupe were carefully dripped onto the wood panel. It arrives signed, wired and ready to hang. No frame needed.


Available here

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not by Lisa Carney


This painting is from my GeoFlora series. A series of botanical and floral abstract paintings where I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life and sea corals. This original floral abstract painting was created layers of acrylic paint in blue, moss green, lime green, khaki, ochre and white.

I have signed it on the front and signed, titled and dated the artwork on the back. I painted the edges white and wired it so it will arrive wired and ready to hang.

I use professional grade acrylics with high quality color pigments that have very good to excellent resistance to fading. All of my paintings are finished with two coats of satin varnish to enhances the intensity, transparency and luminosity of colors and to protect the artwork from UV rays and dust. 

DETAILS

Title : Forget-Me-Not
Year Created : 2016
Medium : Acrylic
Support : Canvas
Subject : Botanical, garden, flowers
Size : 18x24x1.5" (46x61x4 cm)


Summer Mist

Summer Mist by Lisa Carney


This painting is from my GeoFlora series. A series of botanical and floral abstract paintings where I use drip and splash techniques to suggest plant life and sea corals. This original floral abstract painting was created layers of acrylic paint in blue, yellow ochre, khaki, brown and white.


I have signed it on the front and signed, titled and dated the artwork on the back. I painted the edges white and wired it so it will arrive wired and ready to hang.

I use professional grade acrylics with high quality color pigments that have very good to excellent resistance to fading. All of my paintings are finished with two coats of satin varnish to enhances the intensity, transparency and luminosity of colors and to protect the artwork from UV rays and dust.

DETAILS

Title : Summer Mist
Medium : Acrylic
Support : Canvas
Style : Abstract
Subject : Botanical Landscape
Size : 26x16x1.5" 
Year Created : 2016
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Featured in the "Inspired by Turner" Collection on Saatchi Art. Click here to view the collection.