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Ancient Artifacts, the Corrosion of Metal Relics, 2010
acrylic wash, monotype and rice paper on canvas, 24 x 8 inches
Pictured on page 93 of Elemental, Abstract Art from Two Perspectives, 2011
This painting started with a delicate pale green, which I had mossy intentions for, but it evolved into a rusty monolith of gears and gadgets made of shapes and lines. In spite of the busy surface where I struggled with process, deciding what to leave in, what to leave out, suffering through trial and error, there is peace and joy in spite of the struggle…
Isn’t the struggle part of the fun?

Ancient Artifacts, the Corrosion of Metal Relics, 2010

acrylic wash, monotype and rice paper on canvas, 24 x 8 inches

Pictured on page 93 of Elemental, Abstract Art from Two Perspectives, 2011

This painting started with a delicate pale green, which I had mossy intentions for, but it evolved into a rusty monolith of gears and gadgets made of shapes and lines. In spite of the busy surface where I struggled with process, deciding what to leave in, what to leave out, suffering through trial and error, there is peace and joy in spite of the struggle…

Isn’t the struggle part of the fun?

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On a Cold Day in July, 2007
watercolor, color pencil and graphite on Stonehenge paper, 7 x 6 1/2 inches
I remember it was cold outside that day in July - miserable - I fooled around with watercolor and salt on paper - this painting is a cross-over piece, Bones of the Earth and The Ancients, but I let it be its own thing - one of those things I have no words for, so I talk about the weather instead…
from page 25 of Elemental, Abstract Art from Two Perspectives, Laura and Fred Wellner, Fieldstone Press, 2011

On a Cold Day in July, 2007

watercolor, color pencil and graphite on Stonehenge paper, 7 x 6 1/2 inches

I remember it was cold outside that day in July - miserable - I fooled around with watercolor and salt on paper - this painting is a cross-over piece, Bones of the Earth and The Ancients, but I let it be its own thing - one of those things I have no words for, so I talk about the weather instead…

from page 25 of Elemental, Abstract Art from Two Perspectives, Laura and Fred Wellner, Fieldstone Press, 2011

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Walking in the Rain, 2008
acrylic wash and watercolor on gray charcoal paper, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches
This one was a SPLASHING good time! I sometimes sit and watch old movies while painting little paintings - I might’ve been watching In the Heat of the Night on WCNY’s Saturday movie night when I painted this one - or maybe it was Dr. Zhivago - does it really matter? The movie has very little to do with the painting, but I was thinking about rain, splashing through puddles and being happy… - page 81, Elemental: Abstract Art from Two Perspectives, by Laura and Fred Wellner

Walking in the Rain, 2008

acrylic wash and watercolor on gray charcoal paper, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

This one was a SPLASHING good time! I sometimes sit and watch old movies while painting little paintings - I might’ve been watching In the Heat of the Night on WCNY’s Saturday movie night when I painted this one - or maybe it was Dr. Zhivago - does it really matter? The movie has very little to do with the painting, but I was thinking about rain, splashing through puddles and being happy… - page 81, Elemental: Abstract Art from Two Perspectives, by Laura and Fred Wellner