Shades of blue and aqua come together to create this abstract painting of the Caribbean Ocean. I was inspired to paint this when looking at some photos I took of a tropical island I visited, where, beyond the beach and palm trees, the sea sparkles, its colors varying in the sunlight. Acrylic on canvas, UV varnish, sides painted, wired and ready to hang. Painted with a palette knife for texture. 12x12, available for sale at my Chairish store.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Caribbean Blues, by New York artist, Celeste Plowden
at 4:00 PM
Labels: aqua, beach, BLUE, Caribbean, Celeste Plowden abstract expressionism, Florida, ocean, seascape, South Seas, tropical
I learned the art of acrylic and pastel painting through private instruction, after having spent my career as a designer of printed fabrics in the New York market place. I am a graduate of the College of Design, Art and Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, with a major in the History of Art, 1977. Later, I studied printed textile design at Parsons School of Design, in New York. Immediately afterward, I began free lance work for several design studios in the garment district of NYC, where I did re-coloration work for printed apparel fabrics, and sold my own designs through Bread and Butter Designs,also located in New York. In addition, during the 1980's and 1990's, I designed a number of needlecraft and stencil books for Dover Publications. Currently, I am working on a series of exotic birds and other animals done in acrylic paint, with a palette knife, for texture and brilliant color. I consider my paintings to be representational or impressionistic in nature, and I use fantasy colors because what I see often makes me feel these colors,and what would make an interesting composition, rather than using realistic colors.