More Color!

Like the SNL skit – More Cowbell: MORE COLOR!

It’s no secret how much I adore color. Even when they are all competing with each other on canvas,  still I find myself saying MORE COLOR! It’s like a bad habit, that I just can’t shake. You know… the habit that you want to quit, but not really? Yeah, that kind of habit…

But maybe this coming year I’ll try toning it down a bit…


Really – you say?


No, not really – not sure I can paint without using bright colors.

But I may give it a try…


from the fire abstract painting
After the Fire 18 x 24″ on stretched canvas – Available here


The painting above is titled “After the Fire”.  Painted around the time of the start of the deadly CAMP fire here in Northern California. This has some serious color, but it also has a LOT of texture. I’ve used charcoal on it in various places to give it that soot effect. And the texture is made by lifting paper off of the heavy bodied paint. I first learned this technique when I painted Frenetic Passion.


Like I said, I may ease up on the color, but definitely not till next year – and even then.. we’ll see.

Take care,

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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. clinock

    I’m still unable to “Like” but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. I’m happy I can comment however. This painting is one of my top faves of your work. I love the texture, colour and overall reflection of its subject matter. Congratulations Deb! (Add one invisible Like)

    1. Deb

      I’m glad you consider this a fave. Am thinking of perhaps running with this style for a while… Good luck with the blog/liking issues – seems to be an intermittent thing on my end as well…

      1. clinock

        Seems as if quite a few people are having problems with this. Hope you are all getting on the ‘Help’ line so they know this needs fixing.
        Thanks Deb.

        1. Deb

          Oh really? I will be sure to add my 2 cents in, thanks!

  2. Chandra Lynn

    I’m becoming redundant when it comes to your work, but I love, love, love this!

    1. Deb

      Haha, the Department of Redundancy Department Thanks for the feedback Chandra much appreciated! Am seriously thinking about running with this idea for awhile….

      1. Chandra Lynn

        Go for it! Wonderful eye candy for my soul…

        1. Deb

          That made me smile, thanks

  3. Otto von Münchow

    I don’t see anything wrong with colours, so instead of calling your need for many colours for a bad habit, I’d prefer to call it a good habit. This painting shows why colours are good. Gotta love the colours in combination with the textures.

    1. Deb

      I like the way you think Otto!! Makes we wanna say Fuck it and break ALL the rules

  4. Bespoke Traveler

    I can’t imagine you not using bright colors in some way. Your eye for mixing different shades is what makes your work your signature! I also do love how you incorporated something dark and somber, like charcoal, into this painting.

    1. Deb

      This is great feedback Atreyee, thank-you. It almost feels as though something really exhilarating is about to happen with my art… Sounds weird, can’t explain it – but, it’s a good vibe!

        1. Deb

          That would be nice

    1. Deb

      Thank you Inese – wishing you ALL THE BEST in 2019!

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