Sunburst in Color Yellow

“Sunburst In Color Yellow” by Elizabeth Traub

“Sunburst In Color Yellow” is Art You Love by Elizabeth Traub

When I attended the Seattle Art Institute I was required, as part of my program, to take a painting class. It started out well. Painting color pallets, learning about colors gradation, tertiary colors and how to use brush and paints. It them moved onto advertising and colors used in marketing. We had a project to pull and add from a magazine and duplicate the colors pallet. I got a solid “A” on this project.

Straight out of my art binder from 1986. Advertising and color coding.

Then the first real painting project was given. We had three weeks to meet the required specifications. We then placed our canvases at the front of the class to be critiqued. All the paintings lined up. Straight strokes of the brush. Beautiful pieces and then mine. Mine looked like a four year old painting it. My brain could not duplicate or meet the specifications. It was there in front the class I was told I should never paint again. He was right. I should not paint the style in which he presented. I won two art contests in grade school with painting. I kept painting.

I painted this sunflower. I asked myself if I “blurred my eyes” what do I see. It was this same teacher that would tell you to blur your eyes and blink your eyes quickly. This is what your client will see. (My program was Advertising & Graphic Design) What I see is a beautiful sunflower. I love this piece the most as it is the closest to looking like something familiar I have ever painted. I have painted for clients for years. Kids are easy. Painting a fire engine is straight lines and boxes. Painting murals with loose visuals, how can you go wrong. This piece is more like splashed on the paint, mixed it up, let it dry and added in more, covered up mistakes, brush stokes, the end of the brush strokes and tonight this piece was finished. I love it. This piece I would put in my kitchen, my bathroom or a little nook area. I edited into rooms for a better look and wowsers bowsers I love this.

Stay tuned as I used some mix media with this piece and created a series of beautiful abstract sunflowers.

This piece can be ordered in custom sizes in a beautiful Gallery Wrapped Print.

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Interior Designer, Consultant, Artist. Which is it they ask? All of the above. God has blessed me in ways that words cannot describe. Doing what I love and making a career out of it all. Starting with a beautiful designer showroom. Decorating homes and specializing in kid's spaces. Magazine covers and spreads, then show homes. Adding in business consulting. Working alongside my clients to develop a strategic plan to design and market their product or service in the correct markets. Then one day, after years of painting for my clients, a few gallies, my hobby business I decided in the second half of my life to bring Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery to life. I took my paintings to the streets and flipped my website into my "Art You Love" business. Do what you love and love what you do. Adding Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery and creating artful pieces for your home, office, business. An empty wall invites art you love by Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery. Your Dreams & Passions, My Experience & Help. Let's work together and build something beautiful in your home business, or on your walls.

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