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I think that this is a very effective work. The repetition of the body parts and the shapes reinforces the feeling of being held by som...

I do like the colors and the blending at the top and the bottom of the work. I think you have done a great job with blending the pastel...

Series and Process

I started to get much more serious about making art in 2007. I had been painting acrylic and doing some collage until then. Around 2007 discovered my love for watercolor and liquid acrylic inks. I also realized that I loved playing with various ways to apply the paint. I also discovered the myriad of surfaces. So this sparked my "Watercolor Experiments" series. Those works were truly experiments with colors, mediums, surface and application. I also discovered through these experiments the importance of finishing the work with UVS varnishes. Not only to extend the life of the work, but to give the work a finished look, and increase the chroma on the already intense color.

This ran its course through 2009. I had the chance to show these works in several locations in Columbus. In the latter part of 2009 I began to work more with various acrylic mediums on stretched canvas. Working on canvas has been more of a challenge to me with the mediums and application I have used in the past. I have also gotten more into the texture of the work, as well as the surface finish. I try to find mediums to use under the paint layers that will cause an intensely glossy, almost wet-looking, surface after the varnish is applied. My goal is to make the work look like textured glass. The texture comes from building on the surface before applying very thin layers of paint. Occasionally I will use grainier, more organic textures, such as iron oxide, micas and glass bead medium.

I know many traditional artists say it, but the work looks better in person.
Thanks for checking it out!


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I am a visual artist from the US. My primary medium is acrylic and watercolor. I enjoy painting abstract art the most, but occasionally venture off into collage and pen & ink. I founded the 4bstr4ct4rt Group in 2008: Check it out.
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By the way, I may not always stop and say thanks for the fav, but do know that I appreciate it. I am just happy you stopped by to have a look at my art.

Current Residence: Just to the left of the moon.
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, but pretty much all types...right now I am into Middle Eastern.
Favourite photographer: Mac PhotoBooth...actually, I haven\'t really thought about this one. Who is yours?
Favourite style of art: Abstract and Surrealism...any medium.
Operating System: Mac OS
MP3 player of choice: iphone
Shell of choice: I dunno. Something with a nice Fibonacci spiral.
Wallpaper of choice: Something dark. Maybe a monochromatic Jacquard print with paisleys...something velvety. Blue velvet.
Skin of choice: Faux leopard and faux zebra.
Favourite cartoon character: Timmay???
Personal Quote: This will only hurt for a second.




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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:party::party::party: have a great birthday Peggy :party::party::party:
PrimalExpression Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist

+favlove I have started a group and am anxiously awaiting the contribution of your artwork!! +favlove


Dance! I have also created a writing challenge, if you desire to take part Dance!



Chris :) (Smile) :) (Smile)
peggymintun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll check it out. Been away from dA for a bit, and trying to catch up with things. :-)
xsimko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing landscapes, feast of light and colour, pictures even droning a bit, like the fire in iron stove. Warming and mind-expanding. Thank you!
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Photographer
JtheQ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Your work is beautiful. Oh those glorious colors!
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Hallo there. An example of your art has been included in the latest publication of my Friday Feature series of journals. Feel free to take a look, and please continue with your excellent work.
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
:iconbirthdaycakeplz: Hope you have a great day today!
1pen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
:party::cake::heart: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :heart::cake::party:
TeresaClark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello Peggy!! Happy Birthday! :party:
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