Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Contemporary Beach,Seascape,Ocean Painting "Afternoon Swim" by California Artist, Cecelia Catherine Rappaport


 Contemporary Beach Painting

 18"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas

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Do you See What I see? 
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sketching and Thoughts-with Cecelia Rappaport

One day I was sketching to the sound of the surf rolling in and watching many of the pebbles and rocks dislodge from the sand and roll back out with the surf. It was as if they came alive and were dancing out to sea.

 It reminded me of the love I have for my husband of 30 years.  We have made many great changes together and are now reaping the benefits of many successes that we can continue enjoying with each new day.  Life is fun and we can play together for many more years to come.

 My simple attempt at a Haiku:

 Two rocks buried deep
 Worked loose, freed by
     rolling surf
 Happy, chance to play 


Do you See What I see? with Cecelia Rappaport

Flipping through my sketch book, I found this doodle that I had created one afternoon while vacationing in the Caribbean.
I think my subconscious was really tuning in to my island surroundings.
However, I am not always the best at communicating which reminded me of one of R.D.Laing (Knots) quotes:

"Jack can see he sees
what he can see Jill can’t see
and he can see
that Jill can’t see that she can’t see
but he can’t see WHY
Jill can’t see that Jill can’t see”   

I guess it really is a wise idea never to assume that someone will see things exactly as I do!







Monday, May 15, 2017

Abstract Mixed Media Seascape Painting "Rippling Surf" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


 Abstract Seascape Painting

 10"x8" Mixed Media on Board/Available

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There are all different phases and levels of the creative process..

Read more on my new blog post HERE

Hearst Castle

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Art from a Tea Cup......with Cecelia Rappaport



Looking around in all my stuff, I came across a box I made many years ago. 
It was covered in red fabric with a starched-stiff teacup affixed to the top of the lid.



Inside the box I found information on Meret Oppenheimhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Méret_Oppenheim 
She was a surrealist born on October 6, 1913, over 103 years ago.
Her fur-covered teacup, saucer and spoon, entitled  “Object” (Breakfast in Fur) was the first piece of her art that the Museum of Modern Art acquired, making Oppenheim the First Lady of MoMA.



Here are two important facts I learned today.  Meret Oppenheim and Cecelia Rappaport share the same birthday and we both found the time to create Art from a Teacup!!!!

Create art and enjoy your day!!!!!!



Friday, May 12, 2017

Mixed Media Still Life Art Painting "Yellow Flowers" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 36"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Paper

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There are all different phases and levels of the creative process..

Read more on my new blog post HERE

Hearst Castle

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mixed Media Abstract Art Red Painting "August Heat" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 Red Mixed Media Contemporary Painting

 8"x10" Mixed Media on Metal/ Fine Art Print available HERE

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Imagination at work......

I read that creating requires that something be envisioned before it can be caused......read more on my new blog post HERE

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Abstract Seascape Painting "Sunset I" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 Abstract Seascape Painting

 7"x9" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

 $95.00

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Imagination at work......

I read that creating requires that something be envisioned before it can be caused......read more on my new blog post HERE

Monday, May 1, 2017

There are all different phases and levels of the creative process.....with Cecelia Rappaport

There are all different phases and levels of the creative process..

I genuinely googled that and found a wealth of information :

In this writing, I am talking about my creative process when building a house or renovating one of our pre-existing homes. Creating newness in a space is where it's at for me.

 Brian Peter George St. Baptiste de la Salle Eno said "It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene". 

 No sooner than updating a space, I find I am ready to update it again, of course, each time entirely and completely differently. This act of creating can, singlehandedly, unravel my husband. I have seen him go numb, stare blankly into space for long hours, stutter his words, take more walks than usual, throw himself into Sudoku, Solataire or a new t.v. Series, sports game or political debate -- anything to escape my chatter about change as I move from one room to the next.

By the way, he also creates---just differently and differences are good in a marriage. Remember Yin/Yang!! He uses his creative energy to make money. It turns out that I probably use my creative energy to spend money. 

Regardless, I decided to surprise my kind, caring, devoted, logical, mathematician-like, loving husband one day. I took him for a little 4-hour jaunt up the coast of CA to visit San Simeon to see the Hearst Castle. Do you think that he possibly realized what I was up to?

http://hearstcastle.org






It must be duly noted that the changes I have made in all the homes we have lived in or the change orders submitted during the building phases are "nothing" in comparison to what William Hearst did when building his Castle.
He moved walls on the first floor ten feet on each end of the room to accommodate new tapestries and rebuilt his world famous pool three times.


Creating our living environment to be just right has made us happier (especially me) and has just possibly encouraged a longer life on our planet.  It certainly did for William Hearst who spent over 25 years working on his beloved castle.

"It's the "creative process", honey"! Did you hear the tour guide?"
William Hearst was not complete with the Castle at age 83!!!  He had more to do.  
Just proof that the creative process can keep us active into our later years. This creative process is what it is all about.

So, I am continuing to create every day....and the best is yet to come!

Abstract Seascape Painting "Sunset II" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 Abstract Seascape Painting

 7"x9" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

 $95.00

 Click HERE to purchase.

 Visit http://ceceliacatherinerappaportcontemporaryart.com to view more of my work.



Imagination at work......

I read that creating requires that something be envisioned before it can be caused......read more on my new blog post HERE