Abstract landscape, "Lavender Sky" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Lavender Sky, 8x10, by Carol Nelson

The value of deconstruction: this painting started out as a collage in these colors. I hated it. I tried and tried to make it better, and it just got worse in my eyes. It laid around my studio for several months. One day I started tearing layers off of it. I thought I couldn't make it worse. I wanted to get down to the wood substrate and reuse it.

Suddenly, I stopped and looked at it again - it was getting better. There was a suggestion of rocks and a tree form that I enhanced. The painting was telling me what to do next! Some of the original materials are still on the surface. I wish I had taken a photo of the work before I started the deconstruction.

For more information about this painting, click here to go to my website.

Geologic Abstract Mixed Media Painting "New World" by Colorado Artist Carol Nelson



This geologic abstract features a textured surface with metal leaf.  The painting comes with a black metal frame. 


  30"x30x1.5"" Mixed Media on Canvas/SOLD

  Commissions Welcome

  View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

  Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

  Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

  View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

  View my available BOOKS Here
======================================
Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract Painting "POTPOURRI, 11016" © Carol Nelson Fine Art





This painting is a collection of found objects, art papers, leather, aluminum, brads, nails, and acrylic paints.  These collages are a lot of fun to make and are one of the most popular things I teach artists about in my workshops.


 24"x7"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel

 $325.00

 Click HERE to purchase.

 
View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Mixed Media Geologic Abstract Painting "Arroyo" by Carol Nelson Fine Art



This painting is a large (48x36 inch) triptych on three wood panels, each measuring 48x12 inches.  I added a LOT of texture, including gritty modeling compound, rocks, and glass blobs.

The most exciting thing about this painting is hardly even visible in a photo.  The area around the rocks has a pouring of epoxy resin resembling water.

  48"x36"x1.5"Mixed Media on Panel/sold

  Commissions welcome.

  Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

  Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

  View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

  View my available BOOKS Here

 ======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Textured Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Vienna Inspiration” by Colorado Contemporary Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson



  40"x10"x1.5"Mixed Media on Panel/Available

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

  Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

  View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

  View my available BOOKS Here

 ======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Mixed Media Abstract Painting, "Industrial Chic 2" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

"Industrial Chic 2," 36x44 mixed media by Carol Nelson



This is a commission painting I did for collectors looking for an industrial grunge look. Heavy in texture, the painting also has 3 aluminum metal panels at the top (they look white in the photo) that wrap around the sides. The central red feature has 9 glass tiles in shades of gold, beige and taupe. The central black vertical feature is covered with clear epoxy resin, giving a smooth glass-like finish that contrasts with the rough texture in the rest of the painting.


  36"x44"x2.5"Mixed Media on Panel/Sold

  Commissions welcome.

  Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

  Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

  View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

  View my available BOOKS Here
======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Mixed Media Abstract Acrylic Painting, "Revealed" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

Mixed media abstract, "Revealed" by Carol Nelson


This heavily textured abstract is painted on 140 lb watercolor paper which is then mounted on an MDF panel. The panel has been painted to compliment the colors in the painting.

This is another mixed media collage featuring the air dry clay leaves that I teach students in my mixed media workshops.

 14"x10.5"x0.5"  Mixed Media on Paper Panel

 Click HERE for pricing.

 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here


======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Geological Abstract Painting, "Copper Illusion" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

This abstract has a geological feel to it, as many of my abstracts do. I used acrylic modeling paste to build up the copper colored elements and create additional surface texture on the canvas. The copper areas have metal leaf applied. The copper leaf was then carefully treated with copper sulfate solution to create an authentic black patina on the metal. The rest of the painting was done with artist quality acrylic paint (Golden brand). 


  48"x24x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel/SOLD

 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

  Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

  Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

  View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

  View my available BOOKS
======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting "Edge of Red" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson




This is a mixed media diptych.  The larger canvas measures 24"x36", and the smaller,24"x20".  The total width is 56 inches, plus the space between the two canvases. There is a gold substrate, which shows through here and there and has a soft metallic sheen. 



 24"x56"x1.5 Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

 View more of my work at http://carolnelsonfineart.com

 Learn about my special Canvas Minis HERE

 Sign up for my quarterly newsletter HERE

 View my WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  Here

 View my available BOOKS Here

======================================

Check out my video...

"New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials,"

Now Available on DVD as well as Live Stream!!

Click HERE for details!






Carol Nelson Featured in the Fall 2017 Issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine!



EXCITING NEWS....

The current issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine, Fall 2017, has a ten page article about me and my work. There are many photos of my paintings, and an insightful article about my working process. Don't miss it!

My INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO is now available in as a DVD in addition to the Live Steaming Video!  Click HERE to learn more!

View my work at https://carolnelsonfineart.com