Rainbow Forest – September 4, 2009

“A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it’s an undo-it-yourself project.”
– Abigail Van Buren


Rainbow Forest

6″ x 6″ x 1.5″ Acrylic

This one was painted from my brain, with no references. I start with the very front plant, then keep painting plants, one at a time, behind the previous ones, until I finally finish with the black paint. I really enjoy seeing it come to life when the black paint is added. Negative painting is fun!

About Abigail Van Buren

Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, wrote the syndicated “Dear Abby” column for 46 years. She was born in 1918 in Iowa. She had never written professionally when she contacted the San Francisco Chronicle’s editor and said she could do better than their current advice maven. Her version was an instant success. Her twin sister, Esther Lederer, became an advice columnist under the name Ann Landers. Phillips retired in 2002; her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, took over her column.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bigsurkate
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 10:08:22

    This is very eye-catching. I love the shapes you chose and the black makes all the color just “pop.” Sweet work, Beth.


  2. lesliepaints
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 17:35:34

    You did one other one this way and I liked the color and the shapes on that one also. Fun shapes!


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