Friday, July 24, 2015

Nancy Teague Featured On EmptyEasel.com

What a wonderful surprise to find my artwork highlighted on Empty Easel.com. Artists can submit their work but it does not mean it will be featured.

A big thank you to Cassie Rief for her encouraging critique!

Below is a copy of her write up.



Nancy Teague: Colorfully Expressive Acrylic Abstracts
http://emptyeasel.com/2015/07/14/nancy-teague-colorfully-expressive-acrylic-abstracts/

"Nancy Teague’s impressionistic paintings are reflections of a fleeting moment or fanciful thought. Her loose, carefree style has garnered many awards and gained her acceptance in several prestigious art fairs, including the Cherry Creek Art Festival in Denver and the Coconut Grove Art Festival in Miami.

Beach Fronts is a great example of the moments Nancy captures in her abstract paintings. You can see lovely hints of a sultry day at sea, as long piers jet out into the crystal clear deep like mirages in a desert and buoys ride the gently lapping waves.

The colors Nancy picked to depict the ocean is bright and cool—perfectly reflecting the sea’s qualities. Haphazard, multi-colored squiggles are etched into the horizon, creating additional movement that complements her spontaneous paint strokes.


Moving from water to land, when I view City Parks, below, I see it as if I am in an airplane, high above the ground. Clouds cover part of the scenery, and the only thing higher is a sliver of blue sky, which you can see on the horizon.

A dazzling display of various greens peek out through the clouds, brightening the entire painting. It’s easy to imagine people strolling lazily through the park, jogging, or walking their dogs on a beautiful summer day.


As for this final painting, in her blog, Nancy say’s Blues Band

will move you with color and rhythm, and I have to agree. I love the complimentary blue and orange hues that create their own “bluesy” energy. Sections are carved out of the strip of blue in the middle of the painting, and it’s easy to imagine individual musical instruments, like a drum set or oboe, filling the empty space. The orange patterns above look like individuals in the band—I can’t help but visualize them grooving along to their music as the crowd listens in delight."



6 comments:

Helen said...

Earlier I thought that to create abstractions is easy. When I tried it for the first time I was shocked! It’s very difficult! Your pictures are great! Thanks for your art

Taran_O said...


I just love the combination of colors!

Nancy Teague said...

Helen, you are so right about doing abstracts. It is quite the challenge! I have grown a lot in understanding and appreciating colors and composition. Of course the freedom found and released in doing it is such a delight. Thank you for your encouraging comments. All the best to you in your creative endeavors.

Nancy Teague said...

Taran, thanks for taking the time to comment. It is affirming. Means a lot to me! Blessings

Helen said...

Nancy, I like the combination of colors in your abstractions too! When I started the course of art in the University I thought that Pollok is a lucky guy to have all that fame and money due to his “chaotic drops on paper”) now I understand that these “drops” are very difficult to combine)) personally I try to find myself in doodling, as they call it

Nancy Teague said...

Thank you Helen for your encouraging comment on my color combinations.

Good that you saw past the fame and fortune Jackson Pollock came into, and valued the creativity of his work. Indeed, his work is more than sporadic drops on canvas. Pollock had that inner drive to create. I believe he would have continued on even if fame and fortune had not come. Tragically though deep needs in his life could not be touched even by his creative bent. But the value of his "being" trumps all accomplishments and giftings.

Happy doodling! There is pleasure and value in it!