Critical Mass

Critical Mass
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 72" x 1" 
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A few years ago, my son and daughter-in-law asked me to paint something for their new home.  Their colors were coral and a vibrant golden yellow.  They need something large for the family room, so I decided to use three canvases and paint them all together.  This is one painting that came together quickly and with very little of the struggle that sometimes happens when working on a commission.   I really enjoyed working on this particular painting and was very happy with the result.  And, most importantly, the kids loved the painting too!

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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Going Back in Time

Oasis
30"x40"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas
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Here is a painting I did a couple of years ago.  I like to go back and look through older paintings once in a while, just to see how my style and technique has changed over the years.  I'm still drawn the looseness of this particular piece  and will probably go back and explore this style again. 
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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In Progress

in progress

36"x36"x1.5"
acrylic on canvas
I started this painting yesterday and plan to continue working on it today. I'm still not sure the direction it's going, but will keep plugging away with layers of glazes and more texture until something evolves.  
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Filomena de Andrade Booth

Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Morning Mist

Morning Mist
Two 8"x10"x2" 
Mixed media on cradled panels
I recently bought several small cradled panels at Michaels.  They were on sale and I was excited about creating something on a different surface for a change.  This is the second set of small paintings I've done on these panels.
I love the smooth surface of the panels but decided to apply a heavy textured coat of molding paste to give me lots of "hills and valleys" to experiment with.  I like the way light plays across the uneven surfaces.  Layer upon layer of thin glazes allowed me to build up the colors as well as reveal the tones in the underlying layers.
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Back in Time

Back in Time
24"x24"
Acrylic on panel
This is one of the panels I finished today.  It's funny, I posted it on my Facebook page and someone immediately saw the face of a boy yelling...now I can't get it out of my head.  
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Painting

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Work in Progress

This is what I'm starting out with this morning.  I spent most of yesterday getting these four panels ready.  I had them sitting in the studio for about a year.  They had been primed and textured, so they were ready to go.  
I began by laying in color to establish some sort of composition.  I like to layer colors and then partly wash them away, exposing the layers beneath.  Adding glazes of color also increases the depth and enhances the texture that is on the surface. 
I'll add more updates as I go along.  Stay tuned!
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Getting an Early Start

 

Come Sunrise
24"x24"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
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It's been another one of those weeks.  A doctor's appointment on Monday, hairdresser on Tuesday and I forget what else I had to do yesterday, but it took me away from home.  I thought that since I'm out here in the country and have my own studio, that I'd have all the time in the world to create.  Well, it doesn't always turn out that way.
But, today is a new day and although the sun isn't shining this morning, I've been looking forward to sunrise and an early start in the studio.  I have two big canvases stretched and ready to go, so there are no excuses today.  
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Transformations

 

Transformations
40"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas
This is one of the four paintings that I'm shipping to First Avenue Contemporary Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho.  
Shipping art to galleries that are out of state and far from my home has been an entirely new experience for me.  I decided to have a professional packing and shipping company handle the details, just to make sure that everything arrives in one piece.  I don't want to take a chance on having my work arrive at the gallery damaged.  Unfortunately, even with carefully packed work, some companies manhandle the packages and cause extensive damage that can never be repaired.
What have your experiences been like when you ship your work to galleries? 
Have you had nightmare scenarios trying to collect on a claim?
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Totem

Totem

36"x36"x1.5"

Acrylic on canvas

 

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Sometimes it's amazing how much we can accomplish once we put our minds to it. I had stretched and prepped three large canvases a couple of days ago. So, yesterday I had no excuses not to buckle down and paint in the studio. With soft music in the background, I tackled this large white expanse and just started to paint. As I continued, it began to evolve and eventually "speak" for itself. It's a little hard to see the subtle color blending in this image but I was very pleased with the final result. By the time "Totem" announced that it was finished, it was 3:00 in the afternoon and I had actually forgotten to eat lunch. I need to have that happen more often!!

 

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Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Primavera Overture at First Avenue Contemporary Gallery

 

Primavera Overture
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas
This is one of four paintings going to my other gallery,
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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The Muse Fine Art Gallery

 

When City Lights Go Down
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas
The Muse Fine Art Gallery in Denver opens tomorrow, Friday April 6.  This is one of the paintings that will be on display.
If you are in the Denver area, I hope you'll stop in!
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Painting

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