Monday, August 31, 2015

"In the Mist", an Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"In the Mist"

Encaustic on Paper

16" x 20"

$600


This painting presents the subtleties of diffused value and color.  Inspired by the morning mist rising and fading, the blues, greys, whites, blacks/browns all come together in the ethereal piece.  

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

"Movement IV", an Abstract Acrylic Painting within the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons





"Movement IV"

Acrylic on Canvas

30" x 40" x 1.5"

$1800


This painting within the Interstice Series features warm and cool hues within the black and white bands.  Drips of contrasting tones add a subtle variety to the piece.  Referencing music, the rhythm of the bands set a cadence of tempo for the work.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

"Movement III", an Abstract Acrylic Painting, part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Movement III"

Acrylic on Canvas

30" x 40" x 1.5"

$1800

Part of the Interstice Series, the bands in the painting refer to the "space in between".  Also referencing music, the cadence of the rhythm with the contrast of black and white sets the tempo of this piece.  Varying hues are intermixed within the dark and light areas giving variety to the work.  

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Movement II", an Abstract Acrylic Painting, part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Movement II"

Acrylic on Canvas

30" x 40" x 1.5"

$1800
  

This painting is part of the Interstice Series in acrylic.  Reminiscent of the rhythm esstablished with music, the painting provides a series of beats and rests.  The contrast of black and white gives a cadence that works in conjunction of the tempo of the piece.  

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8/26/15

If only…

The quaking leaves
Shimmer in the breeze

The light reflected
By the movement

Briefly filling
My soul’s disquiet

To drink in rays

And be content with the sun

"Cadence III", an Abstract Encaustic Painting, part of the Interstice Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Cadence III"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

30" x 30" x 1.5"

$1500

Inspired by the idea of Interstice (the space in between), this encaustic painting plays with visual texture to create a rhythmic pattern.  The contrast between the black and the white signifies accent and release of the beat.  

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Meditation - It Was Good", an Abstract Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Meditation - It Was Good"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

24" x 48" x 2"

$950


This work is based on meditating on the verses in Genesis that speak of creation being good.  The black and white represent the void and the presence of God.  The whites have various subtle light hues with iridescents accenting the shimmer.  The edge where the dark meet light reflects the union of the two entities. 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

"Morphing", a small Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Morphing"

Encaustic on Paper

16" x 13"

$300


This painting plays with texture and subtle colors.  Pinks, purples, browns, and iridescents combine to create a shimmering surface.  As the bands morph into each other, the textures create variety and movement throughout the painting.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

"The Heaven's Declare - Psm. 19:1", an Abstract Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"The Heaven's Declare - Psm. 19:1"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500

 This intimate encaustic (bees wax, damar resin, and pigment), painting incorporates colors that reflect the verse in Psalm 19 where it states that the "heavens declare the glory of God".  Golds, whites, blues, silvers, and iridescents fill the picture plane creating the heavenly firmament.  This painting is available through Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

"His Secret Place - Psm. 18:11", an intimate Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons


"His Secret Place - Psm. 18:11"

Encaustic on Cradled Board 

12" x 12" x 1.5" 

$500


This painting, based on Psalm 18 talks about darkness as the Lord's secret place and dark waters with thick clouds of the skies surrounding Him.  Inspired by this, the colors used are deep phthalo blues and greens, payne's grey, and whites.  Parts of the paint are transluscent in order to see the different layers of the piece.  Available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.  

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Divided Flames - Psm. 29:7", an Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Divided Flames - Psm. 29:7"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500


This encaustic (bees wax, damar crystals, and pigment) painting reflects the verse in Psalm 29 which states that, "... the voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire".  The reds and bronzes symbolizes the flames while the gold hues symbolizes the presense of God.  Available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO. 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Glory in the Heavens - Psm. 8:1", an intimate Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Glory in the Heavens - Psm. 8:1"
  
Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500


This initimate encaustic painting (bees wax, damar crystals, and pigment), reflects Psalm 8:1, "...You have set Your glory above the Heavens".  The iridescent gold symbolizes the Heavens and the presence of God while the white/blue areas symbolize the sky.  The combination of these hues present the represent the glory of the firmament and heavens.  This painting is available through Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.  

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Dawning Joy - Psm. 30:5", an intimate Encaustic Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Dawning Joy - Psm. 30:5"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5

$500


This painting was inspired by the verse in Psalm 30 which speaks of enduring sadness for a night but joy coming in the morning.  The deep and lighter hues of blues are separated by a thin band of gold, hence the painting's title.  The vairying colors are a result of the mixture of gold and blue.  This piece is available through Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.  

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Praise - Psm. 117", part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Praise - Psm. 117"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" s 12" x 1.5"

$500

This small encaustic painting is based on the Psalm which is a short praise to the Lord.  The colors of yellow, gold, and white are used within this piece symbolically.  The whites in the top portion represent the Throne Room of God while the yellow/gold ares represent the praises of the people.  The painting is available through Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

"The Grave's Defeat - Psm. 49:15", an Abstract Painting, part of the Psalm Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"The Grave's Defeat - Psm. 49:15"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500

Continuing with the Psalm Series, this painting incorporates ideas from the verse in the Psalms which states that the Lord would "redeem my soul from the power of the grave".  I used blues, greys, whites and iridescent silver to reflect the defeat of the grave.  The lighter colors at the top of the piece symbolize the victory while the lower portion of the work symbolizes the grave itself.  
Available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO. 

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug. 13, 2015

I've been using my blog for mostly promotion this year but wanted to share my experience regarding the creation of the Psalm Series.  So far the series consists of ten pieces that will be posted as the days pass.  But, until then, the creation of them was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in the studio.  

I started with some of my favorite verses from the Psalms and quickly created three pieces.  I was amazed at how fast theses works came together.  In fact, faster than ever before.  I, when creating from Scripture, always pray and ask the Lord for guidance.  I completely believe that it happened in the studio.  After the first three, I began to search the Psalms for more verses.  A total of twelve were written down but only so far, ten were created.  As the paintings stared coming together as a unit, I began to reassess the first three.  Only one of the three remained the same, I completely reworked the other two, creating what I believe were much stronger works.  

All of two of the pieces have similar compositional elements which seemed to work for the verses but the other two are very much uniquely suited to their verses of the Psalms.  I completely enjoyed working with the various colors which was a wonderful change from the achromatic and monochromatic color schemes I've been working with for the past 5 years.  I've fallen in love with phthalo blue!!!  What a wonderful and versatile hue!!!!!  I've used all of the various colors in the palette but it's been a real treat to revisit their usage.  

This experience has been one of deep satisfaction both creatively and spiritually.  Meditating on and working from the Scriptures really set my heart at ease.  The peace of the studio was amazing and the joy from creating was something I treasure.  Each painting presented a different and meditative solution to the verses - something I wasn't completely expecting.  I knew from experience a wonderful creative time would happen but to have such a rich and contented place form within my spirit was absolutely incredible.  I know I'm not finished with this series, there's more coming I believe.  With all this, I can do nothing but Praise the Lord with this one!

Thanks for letting me share this with you and I hope you are blessed inside and outside the studio!  Until next time... take care, enjoy, and God bless.


"Still Waters - Psm. 23:2", an Abstract Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Still Waters - Psm. 23:2"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500


This small encaustic (bees wax, damar resin, and pigment), is based on the second verse in Psalm 23: "... He leadeth me beside the still waters".  Using blues, blacks, and greens, the colors symbolize the depth an stillness of deep waters.  The darker values contrase with the brighter one at the top of the painting.  This piece is available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

'The Secret Place - Psm. 91:1', a small Encaustic Painting based on the Psalms by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




'The Secret Place - Psm. 91:1'

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500


This abstract painting is based on the verse in Psalm 91 which describes 'resting in the Shadow of the Almighty'.  The darker area represents the shadow while the colors indicate the Secret Place.  The deep blues, blacks and browns contrast with the golds, silvers, and greens in the textured surface.  Available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Rooted Deep - Psm. 1:3", an Encaustic Painting based on the Psalms by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Rooted Deep - Psm. 1:3"

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500

 This painting is the first in a series based on the Psalms in the Old Testament in the Bible.  The verse speaks of a tree being planted by rivers of waters, so my interpretation is that the root is planted deep within those waters.  Featuring blues, greens, and blacks the lighter root contrasts with the darker hues surrounding it.  This piece is available at Royal Contemporary Gallery in Florence, CO. 

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Monday, August 10, 2015

"Nebula IV" the fourth Painting in the Nebula Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Nebula IV"

Encaustic on Paper mounted on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500


The fourth painting in the Nebula Series, this piece continues to explore the range of deep to lighter values creating a sense of deep space.  The movement within the piece exemplifies the swirling of space clouds and hints at the motion of their interaction.  This small piece is enhances by the delicate highlights within it.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

"Nebula III", a small Abstract Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



"Nebula III"

 Encaustic on Paper mounted on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5 "

$500


The third in the Nebula Series, this work features deep blues and purples highlighted with white.  The swirling movement accentutes the blending of hues and values.  The contrast within the painting hints at the depth of space.  

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Friday, August 7, 2015

"Nebula II", part of the Encaustic Nebula Series by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Nebula II"

Encaustic on Paper mounted on Cradled Board
  
12" x 12" x 1.5" 

$500


This painting is the second in the series of nebula works.  These images in the series were inspired by loosely thinking of the images of the Hubble Telescope.  Using deep blues and blacks the white adds contrast while the movement is reminiscent of deep space. 

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

"Nebula", an Intimate Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




"Nebula"

Encaustic on Paper mounted on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$500

This painting is the first in the Nebula Series.  Featuring a monochromatic palette, the various blues create depth and contrast in the piece. Small and intimate, this painting would complement any decor.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"In the Depths Study", and Encaustic Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




'In the Depths Study'

Encaustic on Cradled Board

12" x 12" x 1.5"

$400

This painting began as a study for a larger work which turned into a completed piece.  Based on a poem by Wayne A. Gilbert, the painting has blues, greens, and touches of reds for accents.  The lighter values seen along with the textural elements through the piece give this work a sense of movement.   It's smaller size allows for a intimate experience with the viewer.  

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Monday, August 3, 2015

'Nebula - Light Amidst Darkness', an Encaustic Abstract Painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons



'Nebula - Light Amidst Darkness'

Encaustic on Cradled Board

18" x 24" x 2"
  
$800


This painting features the complementary colors of purple and yellow. The swirling within the piece alludes to the beauty and movement of the cosmos.  The implied texture and value adds a dymanic quality to the work enhancing its contrast.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

7-23-15
Rain

Scorching in the sun
The brightness
Too much to bear

Parched in the heat
Strength weakening
Under the rays

Off in the distance
Blue-grey relief
Signals the arrival

Of quenching coolness

An answered prayer

'Rhythm', an Abstract Encaustic painting by Colorado Contemporary Artist, Susan M. Gibbons




'Rhythm'

Encaustic on Clayboard

16" x 20"

$500


One of the earlier pieces in the Interstice Series, this painting features varying hues of white within the work.  Gentle layers of white also complement the black bands, softening the edges.  The play of edges, hard and soft add to the contrast within the piece.  Using the idea of music and the beats inherent in it, the title comes from the rhythm created by the movement with the black and white bands.

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