Mardi Gras Abstract Painting

Mardi Gras Painting

It’s the party without the hangover!


When working on this Mardi Gras painting the focus was on working with transparent layers and a palette knife. I love the freedom of expression with abstract painting. There is something so profoundly satisfying to let loose and just follow your intuition. That’s always been part of the allure for me.

Plus I absolutely adore the vibrant colors in this painting, so many varying layers and so much interest, you could get lost in this painting while looking at all the details.


Mardi Gras 20 x20 acrylic on stretched canvas
Mardi Gras 20 x 20″ square acrylic on stretched canvas by Deb Breton




Mardi Gras - close up details of painting
Mardi Gras – close up details of painting



Mardi Gras - details & artists signature
Mardi Gras – details & artists signature



Mardi Gras on the easel getting last minute tweaks
Mardi Gras on the easel getting last-minute tweaks


Meditating helps me to come up with ideas for abstract paintings

I’ve committed to stepping up my meditative practice this year. I feel it almost a necessary “grounding” for continued well-being in the midst of the geopolitical turmoil these days. Hey, some people, write poetry, some cook, some garden. I meditate and paint. For me, there’s no doubt that meditating has influenced and perhaps even helped my practice – at least that’s how I feel.

Well, gotta run, there’s an easel and some gesso’ed canvas just screaming my name!


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Love and paint splashes,

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. maryellenwall

    What a fine depiction of the vibrancy and chaotic appearance of Mardi Gras! You know how one element can just strike someone in an odd way? The black background on the far left made me think of the long and intense planning that is solidly behind all of the floats and marchers and costumes. It’s almost hidden, but you know it’s there and was an integral part of the event that changes it from loud confetti to a real statement of the people.

    1. Deb B

      Maryellen you sum this up so eloquently that even your comments are works of literary art! Thank you.

  2. graham mcquade

    This one has great movement and a pleasing rhythm, Deb

    1. Deb B

      I fussed with it enough, but finally happy with the results, thank you Graham.

  3. Inese Poga artist, writer and life sciences specialist

    Very attractive colors and eye-catching composition!

    1. Deb B

      I know abstracts aren’t your favorites, so this is saying something coming from you. Thanks so much Inese!

  4. Chandra Lynn

    This NOLA girl LOVES this piece! I feel Mardi Gras all over it. Brilliant work!

    1. Deb B

      Hey, Hey Chandra! That’s right, you are a NOLA gal, I had forgotten about that! Wild times during Mardi Gras! So glad you love it 🙂

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