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100 Abstracts – Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Photo collage of 100 Abstracts; artwork by Michael D. Edens over a period of about 15 years. The abstract artworks were created in a variety of styles and mediums including paints, charcoal & pastels, pen & ink and digital. Styles include abstract impressionism, expressionism, surrealism and blends of expressive techniques. The drawings and paintings range in size from a few inches to several meters.

100 Abstracts - Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens

100 Abstracts – Collage of Artwork by Michael D. Edens

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Falling Apart (process) – Abstract Art

December 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

This is an original abstract artwork entitled “Falling Apart (process)”. The artwork is approximately 4′ x 5′, and was created with a mix of acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal, chalk, and pastels in 2012. Small photographs are aligned in a row below the artwork, documenting the painting process over the course of about an hour per image until the final artwork was complete.

Falling Apart (process) - Abstract Art

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Abstract Charcoal Portrait Drawings

September 16th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a series of abstract charcoal portrait drawings, approximately 11″x14″ in size. While charcoal is used as the foundation, other mediums are used to enhance each artwork, including watercolor, acrylic, oil pastel and marker. The charcoal faces share a loose, high-contrast style with shadowed eyes. Each portrait drawing interprets the subject differently, from impressionistic human faces to ghostly or demonic impersonations. Charcoal art also contains characteristic smudges and smears that help create value and atmosphere.

Charcoal Ghost Portrait

Charcoal Ghost Portrait

Charcoal Woman Portrait

Charcoal Woman Portrait

Charcoal Face of a Man

Charcoal Face of a Man

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Red-eyed Charcoal Demon Portrait

Red-eyed Charcoal Demon Portrait

Charcoal Old Man Face

Charcoal Old Man Face

Charcoal Portrait of a Man

Charcoal Portrait of a Man

Charcoal Portrait Cloth Face

Charcoal Portrait Cloth Face

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Botany in Medicine Note Cards – Floral Paintings

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The following botanical paintings were created for the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology as a series of note cards for sale. Each note card features a unique, distinctive botanical watercolor artwork of a medicinal plant: Papaver Somniferum (Poppy), Digitalis Purpurea, Chondrodendron Tomentosum (Curare), and Atropa Belladonna. Each note card contains a detailed description of its medicinal qualities. There are 12 cards and 15 envelopes per set. Visit the WLM Store to purchase or view a sampling of the four note cards.

The note cards are a beautiful and sophisticated gift for friends, family or colleagues, and proceeds support the world’s preeminent resource on the history of anesthesiology.

Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Watercolor Note Card

Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Watercolor Note Card

Digitalis Purpurea Watercolor Note Card

Digitalis Purpurea Watercolor Note Card

Chondrodendron Tomentosum (Curare) Watercolor Note Card

Chondrodendron Tomentosum (Curare) Watercolor Note Card

Atropa Belladonna Watercolor Note Card

Atropa Belladonna Watercolor Note Card

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Untitled Abstract Art

June 19th, 2012 · No Comments

The following abstract artwork is “Untitled”. The size is approximately 5′x6′, created with a mix of charcoal and acrylic paints. I thought for a few minutes between each brush stroke. I paced myself, letting the next action flow naturally rather than forcing a preconceived idea of what I wanted to paint. If nothing came to mind, I didn’t paint. After a while, nothing called me to put more paint on the paper. So I took a picture and set it aside.

I like the way the painting keeps my eye moving through it… searching.

Untitled Abstract Art

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Abstract Face

March 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This is an abstract drawing of a face. The artwork is 9″x12″, drawn and painted with colored pencils, pens, markers, paint pens, watercolors, and oil pastels.

Drawing of an Abstract Face

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Abstract Expressionism Art Series

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

These three abstract expressionism artworks are a series of 17″x21″ drawings created with charcoal, chalk, and pastels. The inspiration is primarily emotional and nihilistic; meditations on the imprint of life in an abstract expressionist style.

Abstract Expressionism Art 01

Abstract Expressionism Art 02

Abstract Expressionism Art 03

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Abstract Drawing of a Tornado

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This is an abstract drawing of a tornado. The 19″x25″ artwork was drawn with charcoal and pastels.

Abstract Drawing of a Tornado

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Abstract Portrait of a Blue Bearded Man

December 25th, 2011 · No Comments

This is an abstract portrait of a man with a blue beard. The 9″x12″ drawing was created with pens, markers, watercolors, oil pastels, and acrylic paint.

Abstract Portrait of a Man with a Blue Beard

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Abstract Portraits of Women and Girls

December 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The following drawings of faces are a series of abstract portraits of women and girls. The 9″x12″ artworks were created with a variety of mediums, including watercolors, colored pencils, oil pastels, pens, markers, acrylics, and paint pens.

Blue Woman | Abstract Portrait
Blue Woman
9″x12″

Lips | Abstract Portrait of a Woman
Lips
9″x12″

Hair | Abstract Drawing and Painting of a Woman
Hair
9″x12″

Lightning | Abstract Portrait Painting of a Girl
Lightning
9″x12″

Toof | Abstract Portrait Drawing of a Little Girl
Toof
9″x12″

Red Woman Glare | Abstract Portrait Drawing
Red Woman Glare
9″x12″

Yellow Eyes | Abstract Portrait Painting and Drawing of a Girl
Yellow Eyes
9″x12″

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