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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebration! by Texas Contemporary Abstract Painter Filomena Booth

Celebration!
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

Every once in a while I get a request to recreate a painting that has been sold.  
I'm always open to commissions and love to try to recapture a particular "feel" 
or mood from an earlier piece.  I always tell the prospective buyer that the new painting 
will not be exactly the same as the first but that I will try my best to meet their expectations.  
I'm pleased that Celebration! turned out to be a very close recreation of the original.

I also put together a YouTube video showing more detailed shots of the painting and some room views. 
Please click here to see my video.

Please visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fields and Streams by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

Fields and Streams
30"x40"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

The inspiration for this painting came from my view from a plane earlier this year.  It was early spring and the fields had not yet started to turn green.  Although the window seat is usually the most cramped and difficult to get out of, it's always my favorite place to watch the world go by.  The variety of colors and texture in the scene below me lead me to create this painting.

Fields and Streams is one of several paintings I currently have available on Artquiver.  To see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings, please visit my website.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fragments of Thought

Fragments of Thought
30"x40"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

Available on Artquiver.  Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Prelude - Mixed Media Abstract Contemporary Painting by Texas Artist Filomena Booth

Prelude
24"x24"x.75"
Mixed-media on canvas

Sometimes it's just nice to let loose and let the painting decide which way to go.  I searched around for all sorts of materials and mediums to pour, scratch, glaze, etc. on to the canvas.  Transparent fluid colors were poured on to the already textured canvas.  Heavy gel medium, glass bead texture gel and crackle paste all added to the interesting ways that they interacted with the fluid paint.  Accents of metallic gold and iridescent paints created a jewel-like effect.

I am offering Prelude at a very special price of $250.00 for one week only, please click here to purchase.
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Paintings on ArtQuiver!


Artquiver is one of the most exciting and innovative online galleries in the world.  They represent the works of select emerging and established artists.  Several of my new paintings are being featured this week...I invite you to stop by for a visit.

To see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings, please visit my website.

Filomena de Andrade Booth

Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Morning Rain

Morning Rain
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

This is one of those paintings that was painted over several other starts.  It is very subtle but there's a lot of texture that doesn't quite show up in this picture.  Sgraffito and calligraphic elements were added to create more detail and interest.  

Please visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings.



Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dilemma - Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

 Dilemma
24"x30"x.75"
Acrylic on canvas
Sold

I've been going through a bit of an artist's "block" recently, but I guess that's pretty normal after an intense period of painting nearly every day.  Sometimes we just need a break away from the studio.  Anyway, this "dry spell" has also taken caused me to not blog as often as I should.  So, here I am...back again.

I decided to go through some paintings that I've sold in the last year, hoping for inspiration.  I came across "Dilemma" and remembered specifically how much I enjoyed working on this painting.  It was actually a reworked painting over another that just didn't work for me.  I've learned that no painting is ever completely a failure, it just may need a "break" for a while...just like I do now.  

Visit my website to see my portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

When City Lights Go Down - Contemporary Modern Abstract Painting by Texas Artist Filomena Booth

When City Lights Go Down
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This heavily textured acrylic abstract painting is stretched on 1.5" heavy-duty bars.  The painting continues around the sides of the stretchers and is ready to hang.  It is wired and ready to hang.

Please contact me for more information about this painting.
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Promise

October Promise
30"x24"x1.5"
Mixed media on canvas

This heavily textured abstract painting is stretched on heavy duty 1.5" bars.  It is wired and ready to hang, framing is not needed. 

Visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings.
Contact me for purchase information.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, October 1, 2010

Almost There

Almost There
36"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

Every time I start a new painting, it's almost like re-learning every step each time.  I think that because I approach each painting in a different manner, without a preconceived notion in mind, it gives me the freedom to experiment with new ways of doing things.  

In this painting, I applied paint freely to the canvas.  I used whatever was leftover on my palette from the last painting, my only concern being to establish the composition and structure of the painting.  As soon as paint is applied, the fear of the dreaded "white" space disappears.  I continued to build up the paint layers, each time adding textural elements and wiping out areas to expose under layers of color.  It's a slow process but eventually the structure of the painting begins to emerge from the amorphous and undefined "blob".  At this point, I begin to more carefully emphasize certain elements that appeal to me.  When, finally, I reach the point where I know that there is no more that can be added or subtracted, the painting is finished.

Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.
Contact me for more information.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Painter

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Eternal Journey - Original Abstract Modern Art Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomen Booth

Eternal Journey
24"x30"x.75"
Acrylic on Canvas

To see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings, please visit my website.
Contact me for purchase information.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

At First Glance - Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

At First Glance
40"x40"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

I just completed this large heavily textured painting.  It is based on another painting I finished recently,

This painting will be available for sale through Artquiver.
Please visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Contact me for more information about my work.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Come Sunrise - Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

Come Sunrise
36"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

Last week I stretched and textured several new canvases.  Seeing them sit in the studio, inspires me to pick them up and set them up on the easel.  I started this painting by applying several washes of color to establish the composition.  I slowly built up the layers as I scaped and washed out areas to expose underlying colors.  I love how the texture of the canvas changes the way light bounces off the surface, creating even more interest.

To see more of my work, please visit my website.
Contact me for more information about this painting.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Endless Time - Original Abstract Palette Knife Modern Art Red Painting by Texas Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

Endless Time
30"x40"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

I recently completed this heavily textured painting by applying several coats of gesso and acrylic gels. Before the layers were dry, I scraped and scratched into the surface with a variety of tools. After blending the colors with heavy gloss gel, I applied the paint with palette knives, brushes and sponges. The sculptural quality of the painting invites the viewer to touch the surface of the canvas.



For more information about this painting or other works, please contact me.

Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.


Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jardim dos Segredos by Filomena de Andrade Booth Texas Contemporary Abst...


I hope you enjoy watching my latest art clip of my new painting, Jardim dos Segredos. I included some "in progress" shots because I know my artist friends always ask to see how I start a painting. This one was not intended to be a floral, but the underpainting suggested a garden path with flowers.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Monday, August 23, 2010

Caladesi Sunset by Texas Abstract Artist Filomena Booth

Caladesi Sunset
18"x24"
Acrylic on Canvas
Sold

To see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings, please visit my website.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

View From Above - Contemporary Abstract Modern Art Landscape Painting by Texas Artist Filomena Booth

View From Above
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x30"x.75"

Everytime I fly, I always take the window seat because I just love to look out at the passing landscape below.  Pastures, cities, roads, rivers and lakes all form a quilt of color and texture.  This painting recreates the view from my seat high up in the air. 

View From Above is available for sale.  Please click here for more details.

Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Surrender - Outstanding Finalist Winner of July 2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition!


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Finalist - Outstanding Abstract
July 2010
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All in Time - Contemporary Abstract Modern Art Original Painting by Texas Daily Painter Filomena de Andrade Booth

All in Time
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x24"
Sold

Please visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Transitions - Original Abstract Modern Art Contemporary Painting by Texas Artist Filomena Booth


Transitions
40"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This painting will be available through ArtQuiver.  Please contact me for purchase information.
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Fire and Ice - Original Abstract Acrylic Modern Art Contemporary Painting by Texas Artist Filomena Booth

Fire and Ice
40"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

I recently completed this large painting and currently have it listed for sale on Artful Home.  Layer upon layer of glazes have been applied.  Each successive layer changes the underlying color and adds depth and visual texture.  I love to wipe away areas as the glaze begins to dry, revealing even more interesting passages in the painting.

Please contact me for purchase information.
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Enigma by Filomena Booth Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Enigma
30"x24"x.75"
Acrylic on Canvas

Multiple layers of thin glazes create depth and visual interest.  Metallic gold paint gleams through the glazes.

This painting is available through Artful Home.  Contact me for details.
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings!

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Painting

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cycle of Days - Original Abstract Painting by Contemporary Texas Artist Filomena Booth

Cycle of Days
24"x30"x.75"
Acrylic on canvas

Have I mentioned before that I love to play around with texture and a variety of techniques?  I'm sure I have!

I started this painting by texturing the canvas heavily with gesso.  I slathered it on, leaving hills and valleys and allowed it to dry.  Many layers of thin glazes of transparent acrylic, iridescent gold, thin washes of gesso and runs of water all created depth and a moody patina.

Cycle of Days is currently available through Artfulhome.  Please contact me for more information.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Transformations...painting in progress






Occasionally I like to take pictures of my work as it evolves on the easel.  I don't always know where I'm going when I start, but I usually know when I get there.

Here is the canvas with a few guide lines establishing the structure, composition of the painting and some preliminary color.  At this point, I'm not too worried about the colors I'm using. 











A little more paint and the composition begins to emerge.














I decided to add bolder color...some hot pink and yellow orange.












More color and more glazes.




At this point I was begining to think that I was almost finished but this is where I needed a second opinion.  I asked my critic, my husband, what he thought.  He confirmed my feeling that it needed something more.

I decided to tie the whole thing together with a thin glaze of Quinacridone Gold mixed with a little Raw Umber.  Before the glaze began to set, I wiped out circles, exposing the underlying colors.

Here is the finished piece:

Transformations
40"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This painting will be available through ArtQuiver very soon.

Please contact me for information about my work.
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Suspense - Original Abstract Modern Fine Art Contemporary Acrylic Painting by Texas Artist Filomena Booth

Suspense
30"x24"x.75"
Acrylic on Canvas
$240.00


Please click here to purchase this painting or contact me for more information about commissions.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Light Elements - Original Abstract Modern Art Contemporary Acrylic Painting by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Light Elements
30"x24"x.75"
Acrylic on Canvas

I completed this painting this past weekend.  It is based on a design I did a while back that was intended to depict light shining through a stained glass window.  It also reminds me of light shining through tree branches.  I've done several of these and all have sold except for the two most recent paintings. 

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please click here.


Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Day After - Abstract Painting on Yupo by Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist Filomena Booth

The Day After
Matted - 20"x16"
Acrylic on Yupo
$100.00
$10.00 s/h

Every once in a while I like to root around in my studio closet just to see what I have stashed away since we moved here.  I found this painting I did on Yupo a couple of years ago.  If you haven't tried working on this fun material, you should. It is a synthetic (plastic) material that allows the paint to slide around on the surface, creating all sorts of interesting forms.  It was originally created as a tough, durable material for the graphic arts industry and was manufactored in a variety of thicknesses.  Somehow, a starving artist somewhere decided to try it out and suddenly discovered it made a fun surface to paint on.  Or, maybe he just had some packing material laying around the studio and accidentally dripped paint on it,  who knows, either way it's an interesting discovery. 

Click here for a demonstration on how to paint on Yupo.

The painting is matted and ready to frame.  Frame is not included.

If you're interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Friday, July 2, 2010

Reflections - Original Abstract Painting by Contemporary Texas Artist Filomena Booth

Reflections
30"x24"x.75"
$225.00
s/h $15.00

For more information about this or any other original painting I currently have available, please

Contact me for price and availability.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Empty Easel

Symbolic Intrigue
48"x48"
Acrylic on Canvas
Available through www.artquiver.com

 I am so excited and proud about the feature article published about me on Empty Easel, an online art magazine with practical advice, tips, and tutorials for creating and selling art.

Click here to read the article.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist




 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Expectation - Acrylic Abstract Painting 24"x24" by Texas Contemporary Daily Painter Filomena Booth

Expectation
24"x24"x.75"
Acrylic on Canvas
$210.00
plus $15.00 shipping

I love to layer thin glazes of color, one over another.  As each layer begins to dry, I do a little subtractive painting to expose the layers beneath.  Heavier layers of color create more of a focal point, drawing the eye to the work to explore more of the detail.

If you are interested in purchasing this original abstract painting, simply click on the button and pay through Paypal for a quick and easy transaction. 

Visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings.







Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Surrender - Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena Booth

Surrender
36"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This is a heavily textured abstract acrylic painting on 1.5" deep gallery-wrap canvas.
For purchase information, please contact me.

To see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings, please visit my website.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Daily Painter

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Daydream - Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena Booth

The Daydream
40"x36"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This is my latest painting.  It is heavily textured with thick layers of color that were applied with a large palette knife.  The problem with working with acrylics on a large canvas is that the paint sets up pretty fast and makes blending nearly impossible.  As I applied the paint, mixed with a variety of mediums, I used my hands and fingers to blend the paint directly on the canvas.  Sometimes the best tools are right at "hand".

This painting will be available through ArtfulhomeContact me if you have any questions.

See more of my original abstract paintings on my website.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Downtown - Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena Booth

Downtown
30"x30".75"
Acrylic on Canvas
Sold - 2007

To see more of my original abstract paintings, please visit my website.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cascade by Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist Filomena Booth

Cascade
24"x24"x.75"
Mixed-media on canvas

Please contact me for purchase information. 
Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist





Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Artfulhome and Artquiver

Interlude II
36"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

I am proud to announce that I am now represented by two prestigious art-only online sites 

I hope you will take a moment to visit both sites to see my original paintings.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Original Contemporary Abstract Painting by Texas Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

Forbidden Dreams
Acrylic on Canvas
2006
Sold

I've been digging through my old files again and found another painting that I did back in 2006.  I remember using a lot of metallics in this one, mostly gold and bronze.  I love the way Golden's metallic bronze separates into a verdigris when it is diluted with water. 

To see more of my original abstract paintings, please visit my website.
My work is also available through ArtQuiver and will soon be featured in Artfulhome.
Please contact me with any inquiries.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Original Contemporary Abstract Painting by Texas Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

Days of Azure and Gold
24"x30"
Acrylic on Canvas
Sold

I've been looking through a lot of my older paintings from a few years back.  Sometimes they make great inspiration pieces for a new painting.  I found this "oldie" from 2006.

I am proud to announce that my work has been juried into another prestigious online art site - Artfulhome.  I will go "live" in about a week and will keep you posted.

Visit my website to see my entire portfolio of original abstract paintings.
Please contact me with any inquiries or for more information about my work.
Visit ArtQuiver to see some of my recent paintings in a virtual gallery.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist




Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Interlude II - Original Abstract Textural Red Painting by Texas Daily Abstract Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth

Interlude II
36"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

I've been working on getting the red in this painting as close to the actual painting for the last couple of days and this is about as close as I can get.  The image is a bit more "orangy" than the cadmium red that is in the painting.  I adjusted the white balance, used a polarizing filter to cut glare, photographed indoors with lights, photographed out doors without, and so it went.  Reds are hard to to get right!!

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Painting

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another painting in progress by Filomena de Andrade Booth - Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

I'm enjoying taking pictures of my work in progress!  It gives me a chance to look back and see the changes and adjustments I make as I paint.  Here is my latest painting. 
 This is my prepped canvas.  I gessoed over a painting that just wasn't working out for me.  The gesso was applied thickly and then scraped with a notched tool to give it some texture.  The canvas is 30"x36".
I made just a couple of additions to this but I think it looks pretty finished to me.

Someone asked me recently about inspiration.  I don't always start out with a particular inspiration or idea for a painting, although as I start applying the paint to the canvas, the "inspiration" comes.  I try not to be too "boxed" in to a particular idea.  When I do, the painting usually turns out looking very tight and forced.  I like it to just flow freely.  I also try not to repeat the same theme, although this one is based on another painting - Interlude.

Visit my website to see more of my original abstract paintings.
Contact me for purchase information.
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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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