Category: Abstract Traditional Art
Posted: April 23, 2018



36 by 36 inch oil on canas color no shape abstract

Earth's Heart III

by ArtistCarl

Everything Abstract Contest Entry 
Earth's Heart I, was done in 1970 as an art college class challenge. The professor, for whatever reasons, challenged me to produce a 4 foot by 4 foot oil painting of the same quality of a 4 inch by 4 inch watercolor I completed as one of the assignments. He would suspend his regular course of training if I could do it under the condition that if he liked it I would get an 'A' for the class. If he did not like it I would get an 'F' for the class. Being young and dumb, I of course accepted the challenge. I did 8 paintings. He like only one of the 8. I got my 'A' for the class. A few years later my brother-in-law wanted the painting. He has had it hanging in his living room for over 40 years now. In the early 1980's my niece, the daughter of the other brother-in-law, wanted one. So she got one. She has it in her living room for over 30 years now. Two years ago, my daughter wanted one. So, she got Earth's Heart III. It is hanging in her living room. The painting was done using a complete set of pallet knives as I wanted to do it a little differently than I had the first two. Once all the pallet knife work was done I went back into the painting with wadded up paper towels and wadded up toilet paper and did the dabbing. I used a lot of clean paper towels and toilet paper to keep the colors sharp.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None This is a color no shape abstract 36 by 36 inch pallet knife and paper towel smudged oil on canvas painting done at my daughter's request. She is a fabric artist, has won awards and has taught many quilting classes in two community colleges that I know of. I am very pleased she is doing so well and am honored she wanted this painting.

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