Subject Tags: shabby chic, guitars, guitarist, musically influanced, palette knife painting, textured painting, texture, musician, acoustic guitar, musician art, guitar art, guitar, expressionistic, expressionism, neutrals, neutral colors, red browns, browns, teal, brown, beiges, offwhite, eggshell, greyscale, greys
Size: 36"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I usually paint with bright, bold colors. I wanted to challenge myself to create outside of comfort zone, to make a painting with muted colors using only palette knives. This was the result. If we never step outside our comfort zones, which can be scary and uncomfortable, we never grow and learn. I'm so glad I took that risk. That is what being an artist is for me....constantly learning, growing and progressing, not just my technical skills, but also personal and spiritual as well. My hope is that everyone has the courage to step outside their comfort zone. This piece of artwork was painted with acrylic paint on a textured 36" x 36" X 1.5" canvas. The sides are painted black. It is protected with three coats of UV varnished wired in the back, ready to hang in your home or office. My mission as an artist is to inspire others to follow their own dreams. My goal is to create art that touches people's hearts and excites their senses. My hope is that my artwork will make a personal and beautiful statement in your home. Please visit my website at debbiejoplinart.com. Thank you! ©2015 Original artwork by Debbie Joplin. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited. Purchase of original artwork does not entitle buyer ownership of rights for reproduction.
In the back of my mind, I always wanted to be an artist but life took me down other paths. Raised in Kansas, I moved to Las Vegas as a young adult and received a BS degree in Business from UNLV. My path would change again with the birth of my son who was diagnosed with autism. Advocating and raising him became my full time focus. My husband accepted a job in Utah in 2002 resulting in another big move. Several years later, after taking an online class in art journaling I realized the part I loved the most was playing with paint. I knew I had found my passion!! For the next several years every chance I could I pushed myself, trying new techniques and mediums in an effort to find out who I was as an artist. I love creating textures and working with abstract forms. I am grateful that other’s have found a connection to my artwork and for the opportunities I have had to show and sell my art, but regardless I would paint anyway, it is a part of who I am. *************************************************************************** My painting style is very intuitive. I may sometimes start with an idea of what I want the painting to look like, but it rarely turns out like I planned in the end as I let the painting speak to me as it evolves. I am constantly evaluating the painting for composition, movement, light and value. I think the hardest part of painting for me, and many artist, is that sometimes I know I must cover a part of the painting that I have fallen in love with, but for the overall composition of the painting, it is sometimes necessary to make those sacrifices. My artwork has been exhibited at the Urban Arts Gallery in downtown Salt lake City and the Gale Center of History and Culture in South Jordan, UT. Thank you for taking the time to view my art. Also viisit my website at debbiejoplinart.com. Modern Abstract. Contemporary Abstract. Art for the Home. Art for the Office. Home Decor. Interior Design Art.