Blues Ultra by Carson Collins

Inspired by Mark Rothko, e.g Blue-Green-and-Brown.
medium: acrylic on canvas
size: 44 X 54 cm (17″ × 21″)
original SOLD
available as a print on 180 lb. acid-free 100% rag paper, signed by the artist
also available as a signed 30 × 40 inch (50 × 75 cm.) poster

I am a visual artist using mostly acrylic paint on canvas. I’ve been working on something that I call The Ocean Series since 1978. The Ocean Series could be described as a Remodernist response to the late work of Mark Rothko.

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  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterover 7 years ago

    very good

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 7 years ago

    the colours are astounding……the whole image is beautiful…

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 7 years ago

    Ah Hi Carson from A.W. just found you ! love this one! blue is not my colour but I like other people using blue..

  • jomash
    jomashabout 7 years ago

    Wonderfully peaceful

  • James Lindsay
    James Lindsayabout 7 years ago

    This painting is like a deep breath for my eyes…..the subtle complexity sets in after they relax.

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 7 years ago

    wonderful image!

  • Noureddine EL HANI
    Noureddine EL ...almost 7 years ago

    Great spaciality !

  • Reba Hierholzer
    Reba Hierholzerover 6 years ago

    Vibrant and peacful, like a good symphony.

  • sadeyedartist
    sadeyedartistover 6 years ago

    I think this one might be my favorite.. (Its between that and the purple/yellow.)

    30 years, huh?

    Well, your technique shows your experience. I couldn’t tell (at all) that this was acrylic. It looks like spray paint. (In terms of smoothness and texture.) I’ve never blended acrylic that well.

    How large are these (you mentioned Rothko—is that the scale?) How do you photograph them?

  • Carson Collins
    Carson Collinsover 6 years ago

    This painting is part of a group that I did for an Italian gallery; it’s actually quite small (44 × 54 cm) – that’s what the gallery wanted.

    I’d love to do the Ocean Series on the same scale as late Rothko, or Monet – in other words, huge! – but the economic realities of my present situation make this impractical. The biggest paintings in the series, so far, are only about 5 by 6 feet.

    The largest paintings that I can actually sell these days are this size or smaller. And the cost of storage (and transportation) of large paintings has become prohibitive.

    Small paintings are a lot more practical in today’s disastrous economy. Plus, even folks with big old stacks of money don’t always have that much free wall space.
    Sad, but true.

    Maybe, someday, before I die, I’ll get to do some that are the size of Rothkos. Who can say?

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