Monday, February 17, 2014

Swish ©

© 2014 Debbi Smith Rourke
Swish  48" x 36"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
Contact me to collect locally.
$2,500 + $120 shipping






 Diptych of "Swish" and "Swirl" 

Oil on two 48"x36" gallery-wrapped canvases (48" x 72" together) 
Collect locally.
$4,500 + $180 sh/h in contiguous US




I did two studies last year for this diptych titled "Rising Bubbles" and "Colorful Currents." This larger version of Rising Bubbles is more about movement – clearly there are no bubbles. I just totally got immersed in the process and the flow of moving paint around in large areas. Was a blast! Came together rather quickly. The study helped, but I was definitely in a groove that felt GOOD. There appears to be a heart emerging, and I recently realized these are chakra colors. Maybe it's a combined aura!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Trial Islands Lighthouse ©

©2014 Debbi Smith Rourke
Trial Islands Lighthouse 8" x 10" 
Oil on canvas panel
SOLD

I recently took a workshop from Sandy Ostrau in the San Francisco Bay Area. She paints intriguing abstracted landscape, water scape and figurative works. This is the first painting I've completed since my return from the workshop where I used more of her simplification techniques and some color-mixing ideas. WAS SO MUCH FUN!! These islands are near Victoria, BC and I have wanted to paint this scene for a couple of years. So glad I waited!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Inspiring Journey in the World of Fantasies and Abstractions


I'm now a contributing editor to Life As A Human, the online human interest magazine for evolving minds. So grateful my art and writing worlds have collided! Thrilled I can now write about my art adventures in places other then my own blog, website and social media. My first article, published today, is entitled "An Inspiring Journey in the World of Fantasies and Abstractions." Hope you'll check it out and become a subscriber. Look for the "Sweetie Pie" painting on their home page or go to their virtual gallery now or in the future for the archives. Isn't life a delightful fantasy!?!?!