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Getting Ready for My Upcoming Solo Show at Venus Galleries

Happy New Year

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU

Wishing you a year full of love, joy, health and color

and lots of original art!!!

As we welcome a new fresh year with the energy of new beginnings I am excited and inspired to be working hard getting ready for my solo show at Venus Galleries in Palm Desert, California, USA on Feb 6.  To view an Evite please click on this link www.VanessaKatzArt.com/link/GalleryShow

I have been doing lots of pieces finished with poured resin and creating lots of heart paintings as the Gallery owner, Debra Mumm, requested hearts as the opening of the show falls just before Valentines Day.

A new little Zen series – Blanc de Blanc – Original abstract paintings by Vanessa Katz

 

6 x 6 x 2.5".  Acrylic, ink and gold leaf on deep gallery wrapped canvas finished with poured resin
Blanc de Blanc No. 7 by Vanessa Katz © 2014 6 x 6 x 2.5″. Acrylic, ink and gold leaf on deep gallery wrapped canvas finished with poured resin

Sepia, gold leaf and stainless steel are the main ingredients for this new little series.  Yes I used poured resin again – Why? Because imho it gives such a rich luscious look to most works.  It also makes the piece look finished and professional somehow!  What do you think?  Have you tried poured resin yet?  I will soon post all the things you need to resin yourself along with the type of resin I use – so stay tuned if that is of interest to you.

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.

Striking Modern Abstract Landscape

Fresh out of my studio just completed this striking abstract landscape. I wanted to create a peaceful minimal abstract for a modern master bedroom. She is called “Slumber My Darling”.

I also wanted it to be imposing so chose to create this on two canvases as a diptych to create a large piece when joining the two canvases together. Each canvas was 24 x 30 and therefore the finished piece is 60″ in length.

New Landscape painting with Non toxic oil paints

Here is a new landscape, well actually more of a seascape that I just painted with oils on canvas. It is 16″ x 16″ x 1.5.

I have finally taken the leap from my beloved acrylics to use some oils however being the health enthusiast that I am there was no way I was going to use all the toxic thinners and mediums that are usually associated with oils.

I used Holbein’s duo aqua water soluble oil paints and I used walnut oil as a medium with this new landscape painting – the only downside being it takes forever to dry.