New Painting: “Dots 2”

February 26, 2009 at 1:32 am 2 comments

In spite of being sick for the past several days, I managed to finish another little bitty abstract dot painting. Voila!

"Dots 2" by Barbara J Carter, 5x7", acrylic on canvas panel, 2009

"Dots 2" by Barbara J Carter, 5x7", acrylic on canvas panel, 2009

I’ll admit to thinking a little about interstellar space while painting this one. (I’m allowed to do that: I have degrees and everything.) The “cloud” of lighter colored dots is similar to the distribution of stars in a galaxy. (For you astronomy geeks out there, I was originally thinking about a spiral seen edge-on, but then it turned more into an elliptical galaxy.) But mostly it’s an abstract painting having fun with color.

The unfortunate thing about being sick is that this one painting is pretty much all I’ve accomplished this week. Well, this and the consumption of 1.5 boxes of Kleenex and an entire bottle of DayQuil. Good news: I’m feeling much better now!

This little bitty painting is sold, but many more are still available.


Entry filed under: Abstract, Acrylic, Little Bitty Paintings, Painting.

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  • 1. Deaner  |  February 26, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better. As for the painting, you are definately catching your stride. Beautiful !!!

  • 2. Zachary Brown  |  February 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    You know I’m a fan of this!

Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

I work in acrylic paint, in a couple of distinct styles: landscapes and abstracts.

Native to California, I've lived elsewhere and only recently returned to my home state. I now live in Los Angeles.

I mostly show my art in outdoor festivals in California. I also occasionally show my work in art galleries or open studio events. You can see an up-to-date list of upcoming shows on my website (click here).

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