Vibrant Abstract Art on Cigar Boxes by Abstract Artist Vanessa Katz

Orange Piggy

Orange Piggy by Vanessa Katz © 2013
Acrylic, ink and crayon on cigar box. High gloss finish.

A new series of vibrant abstract art painted on Cigar Boxes.

I wanted to contribute to a charity show for Save-A-Pet at a local gallery here, Venus Gallery in Palm Desert.  The subject was “Pets” and all pieces had to be of animals.  Having recently become vegan it was even more meaningful for me to contribute.  They also had a pet food drive at the same time so a great benefit to our beautiful animals.  I wanted to make the pieces super affordable – so I decided to paint on cigar boxes, using them as my canvas.

The Counselor, Cameron Diaz Has Sex With A Car, Abstract Painting

22 x 30".  Acrylic and ink on 300 lb Fabriano Watercolor paper

Hello Counselor by Vanessa Katz © 2013
22 x 30″. Acrylic and ink on 300 lb Fabriano Watercolor paper

From The Counselor movie, Cameron Diaz Has Sex With A Car,  Abstract Original Painting

Vibrant Abstract Tree Landscape For Sale Online by Vanessa Katz

 

Blossom by Vanessa Katz © 2013

This is a new dot tree fresh out of my studio. She measures 22 x 26 inches and is created with acrylic and earth pigments on Fabriano watercolor paper. She is very colorful an vibrant with dynamic energy and is available for purchase online at my main site www.VanessaKatzArt.com.

My Art and Creativity Crippled by Fear and Doubt

For many years I did not paint – I was afraid that it would not turn out the way I wanted, it would not be good enough, that I would make a mistake. So why even start. Looking at a blank white canvas was intimidating and it was easier just not to start. I often purchased new brushes and paints because I wanted and intended to paint however I was just crippled with fear with all the “What if's” going on in my head and could not bring myself to start. Then I would eventually pack up my art supplies and relegate them to the garage.

Abstract Tree Landscape by Modern Abstract Artist Vanessa Katz – Modern Abstract Art For Sale Online

Acrylic on gallery wrapped linen canvas.  24 x 36"

Is It Cloudy or Bright? by Vanessa Katz.© 2013
Acrylic on gallery wrapped linen canvas. 24 x 36″

Happy Valentines Day Today.  May you feel love, passion and joy today and everyday in your life.  Make it a priority in your life.  This new abstract tree landscape is  bright, dramatic, vibrant and colorful.  I wanted it to be a landscape and an abstract painting at the same time combining two of my favorite painting loves – trees and abstracts.  This new modern abstract is for sale online.

Is It Cloudy or Bright? by Vanessa Katz - Detail view

Is It Cloudy or Bright? by Vanessa Katz – Detail view

Twitter Art Exhibit Los Angeles for charity

 

Orange by Vanessa Katz

What – Twitter Art Exhibit Los Angeles

When – Saturday 12th, 2013 – 7-10PM. Show runs Jan 12 to Feb 10

Where – Exhale Unlimited Gallery, 953 Chung King Rd, LA, CA 90012

An international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Art Division, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting under-served youth in L.A.'s Rampart District. For more info, please visit www.artdivision.org.

Cycles by Vanessa Katz

Fly Away With Me by Vanessa Katz

Twitter put a call out to artists to send in postcard sized original art which will sell for only $35 each to raise funds.

A weekend painting abstract tree landscapes

 

Vision Rouge by Vanessa Katz © 2012

It was wonderful to spend the entire weekend in my new studio working on abstract tree landscapes. This allows me to combine two of my favorite pastimes – painting abstracts and trees.

“Vision Rouge” is the first piece and is full of the most vibrant reds, rich and dramatic and crying out for attention. With the addition of some green gold landscape with chocolate brown tree trunks with more vibrant red trees. This piece is very dramatic because of the rich colors and bold contrasts.

Morning Glory by Vanessa Katz © 2012

Affordable Original Abstract Modern Art For Sale

Abstract 45 by Vanessa Katz © 2012

Yellow and Blue by Vanessa Katz © 2012

Black and Blue by Vanessa Katz © 2012

It is a dream of mine to make available affordable ORIGINAL abstract modern art for sale so that everyone can choose to have original art hanging on their walls.

In order to be able to offer this I have  opened my own Etsy Shop.

You can find it HERE.

 

I have some very large  canvases that I have sold and some for sale on my main website here and I love to create large pieces however these are obviously quite a bit more expensive.

Became a Member of Daily Painters Abstract Gallery

Circles In The Sand by Vanessa Katz

I just joined Daily Painters Abstract Gallery and posted my first canvas on their site. I chose a simple colorful very minimal abstract that I have just finished titled ” Circles In The Sand”. It measures 20 x 16 x 1.5″ and is gallery wrapped with the sides painted to match the canvas. I used the Golden Open acrylic paints with this piece. They are much slower drying and behave more like oils. This gives a very smooth creamy appearance with rich dramatic color density. If you have not tried them yet you are in for a treat

New representation by Xanadu Gallery for abstract artist Vanessa Katz

I am thrilled to have new representation by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ and to be featured in their new art catalogue. They have featured a very large abstract I recently finished titled “Behind The Buddha”. Just click on the link below titled “Vanessa Katz featured in Xanadu Gallery” and you will be able to view the entire art catalogue and see all the art work – it is a feast for the eyes and the soul. See what calls to you and that you love.