Friday, December 15, 2017

Large Mixed Media Figurative Painting "In Search Of" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

60"x54" Mixed Media on Wood/Sold

Commissions are welcome.

This is a very special piece I painted while living in our house overlooking 
the Red Rocks in Sedona,Az.
The creative process began when I chose two dominant paint colors from the surrounding 
landscape and splashed them onto a watercolor pad.
As the paint was drying, I began to see many different forms taking shape. 

Below is a photo of the art piece in the very beginning....

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friends who have made a COMMITMENT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE….with Cecelia Rappaport

Robyn Reed in Boston is one of my friends who had a genius idea to display used plastic water bottles (painted by local elderly and school children volunteers) to bring awareness of how ordinary trash is polluting our environment.

 “Trash to treasure” as one would say as they walk thru Christopher Columbus Park along the North End Waterfront in Boston. She has made a commitment to make a difference. And, I have made a commitment to have friends with commitments!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mixed Media Horse Art ,Equine Painting "Toy Horse" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

 Abstract Horse Painting

 18"x18" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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 When I am Traveling ......Read More on my Latest Blog Post HERE


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Contemporary Still Life Art Painting “Mums The Word” by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

 20"x16" Acrylic on Metal/Available

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Monday, October 2, 2017

When I am Traveling with Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

When I am traveling, I notice that people are going about their daily lives, whether I am there or not. I really get that I am a spoke in the wheel of life!!! The question becomes what if I had not seen this place?

 You know there are others who actually thought to come to this place before me. Why did they choose this place and not Boston or Texas or??? I remember specifically a time when I was younger. It was a humid hot night in Beaumont, Texas....a central fan operated from somewhere in the internal part of the house and it hummed persistently while drawing a warm breeze through each window.

 I laid there listening to the crickets rubbing their wings together in unison to create that consistent loud chirp . Nine years old and right before I was drifting off to sleep, I begin thinking about what others might be doing at that very moment.

 Moving, laughing, having fun in New York City? It was so hot out. Why NYC? There was so much going on in the world and would I ever know about or experience it? So young and I was already ready to move & explore.

St.Catherine's Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia

The Peterhof in St.Petersburg, Russia

Whenever I arrive at a new place, I marvel to myself that if I weren't there, I would not see the woman strolling her baby, or those riding their bikes. I would not be experiencing the moment in this new place. I begin creating this scenario of what would it be like if I lived there....what do I like about the weather, the food, the people, the history, historical sights, things to do. Curious, growing, learning.

Then, with the flick of a switch, I am wondering what's happening back home in Boston and Manhattan Beach!!!

Manhattan Beach at sunset

Boston Garden in Spring 

Here's wishing you new territories to explore wherever you may be!!!!!
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Abstract Cityscape Painting, Cat Art,"MR KITTY IN THE CITY" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

 Abstract Cityscape Painting

 24"x18"x1.75 Mixed Media on Canvas /Available


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Expanding & Exploring With Cecelia Rappaport

One of my many art mentor’s uses the grid technique when teaching how to precisely copy one of the Masters’ great works.
Cheryl smiled watching me as I strained my eyes to copy the lines accurately to my canvas.  

“You can be iffy with a light hand and then, come in with a strong line making a commitment,” she said.
“If you don't do this, you will be lost in the painting as the lines will get confusing when you are ready to paint.”

Eureka!  Was she talking to me? The one who throughout her life has changed her mind much like a chameleon changes its colors. 
Does she know how many times I have moved? Changed my mind with what I am going to wear to sleep, let alone exercise at the gym? How many times I have rearranged furniture? Is she talking to me? Is she telling me my goals in life may get confusing and lost if I write them with a light hand.  Make a commitment, Cecelia, draw a darker, straighter line!!!

Oh, I started to daydream. What about all those goals I wrote down many, many years ago??

Maybe it was time to take them down off the shelf, dust them off and move forward to take them on again!

Enjoy your day! Here’s to expanding and exploring newly regardless what your age may be!!!

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