I had these great Agate tear shaped stones which looked like tears or rain to me, I got them out and they went perfectly with the natural wood grain.
I call this “Going with the Flow” to not only represent the flow of the water like effect and tear or drop form of the stones. I also named it that because that is what I had to do is to go with the flow, that is what is so wonderful about the abstracts that I do. I have to go with the flow of them and where they want to go sometimes and not force it. I feel if I would have forced it I would have ruined the piece.
I used a self leveling gel for the water effect after I glazed the panel with acrylic paint. I wanted it to be transparent so you could still see the wood grain. I just wanted to enhance nature.The whole painting has different finishes for depth; the top has a grey mat finish with the gloss water onto and the bottom is glazed with a satin finish. I felt this gave it a lot of dimension." ~Tesa Michaels
As an artist Tesa is inspired by nature’s abundant landscape. “In my ‘Elements Series’ of abstracts, the semi-precious stones are my inspiration. I am so intrigued by them. They are like snowflakes; not one is the same as another. They are formed by the earth and are old, beautiful and so unique. I love them all. However, I am quite partial to Amethyst, Quartz rough crystals and Agate. The stones are so diverse in their energy and spiritual properties, and their colors and textures. To me they are precious treasures that I want to combine with my art to highlight their beauty in a unique way.”
Tesa Michaels was artistically gifted at a young age, stating “I began to draw first, rather than write. As a fourth generation artist, my great grandpa, grandma, and mother passed on their artistic talents to me.
“I have always been immersed in creativity, constantly finding inspiration while my family has always inspired and encouraged me to be a professional artist. At the age of 12, I painted my first oil painting, and at age 17 I was accepted in my first national show.”
Tesa studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Colorado where she earned her degree. Tesa worked in the graphic design field for some time; in printing, as an Art Director for a health products company and in advertising at J. Walter Thompson as an Art Director working on Ford commercials. After some time Tesa re-discovered her roots as a Fine Artist and picked up oils and found her true niche calling. “As an artist I am so passionate about each piece and have so much fun creating art. I learn from every piece I do and I have more ideas than I do time. I have constant creative thoughts running through my head at all times that I only wish I had more time to accomplish what I would like.”
Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent Tesa Michaels and share her talent with collectors worldwide.
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|Dimensions||48 x 48 in|
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