Monday, March 27, 2017

NEGATIVE and POSITIVE SPACE…a new painting??? with Artist Cecelia Rappaport

"Thirty spokes meet in the hub, but the empty space between them is the essence of the wheel. Pots are formed from clay, but the empty space within it is the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, but the empty space within it is the essence of the home." — LAO TSE


 Over the years, I have accumulated quite the possessions, stuff and memories. Just categorizing everything in little labeled piles designated for greatness or the trash (whatever my mood deems appropriate at the time) has proved to bring me a great sense of accomplishment. And, really???? It took me this long to understand why Thursday Trash Pick-up Day made me exhilaratingly happy!!!! Yet, it totally makes sense to me (ha!) as it’s another little step moving to expand, freeing up my heart to express.

 No more dragging my past odds and ends into my future space. No way! I am ready to create newly. Yesterday, I exchanged art notes with two “way-younger-than-me” artists and was quickly reminded that my positive life experiences (represented by the positive shapes) added to some empty freed-up space (the white negative shapes represented below) could just possibly create an interesting painting.





Mixed Media Landscape Painting "Out to Play" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport


 24"x48"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas

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

Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.
Just a few of my observations tell me so....Read MORE on my blog post HERE








Friday, March 24, 2017

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



 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Abstract Seascape Painting

 20"x30" x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

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

Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.
Just a few of my observations tell me so....Read MORE on my blog post HERE








Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mixed Media Painting "Waiting" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport


 10"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas

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

Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.
Just a few of my observations tell me so....Read MORE on my blog post HERE








Monday, March 20, 2017

Mixed Media Abstract Painting "Purple Splash" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

 6"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Paper

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


Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.
Just a few of my observations tell me so....Read MORE on my blog post HERE








Friday, March 17, 2017

Landscape,Cottage Painting "Cottage in "Chilmark" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 10"x10 Acrylic on Canvas

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



Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.
Just a few of my observations tell me so....Read MORE on my blog post HERE








Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Being active and creative... with Cecelia Rappaport

Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.


Just a few of my observations tell me so.

After spending the weekend with my husband's extended family, I am always impressed to see how much everyone is involved, evolved creative and active in so many ways.  It impresses me to see my father-in-law, who will be 90 years old this August, and one of the most active & influential people I know.

He and his wife of almost 40 years celebrate the arts, science, philanthropy and point to the importance of staying mentally ambitious, alert and aware as we grow older.

Let’s face it..it keeps us interesting to ourselves and to others.

Check out their foundation website:  www.rappaportfoundation.org.

Another great example is the Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera   https://news.artnet.com/market/carmen-herrera-turns-100-303360 who is now 100 years old and sold her first painting at 89 years old.

I vote for staying ACTIVE and alive. There’s still time with each new day!!!!!




Sunset Over Catalina 48"x60" Available HERE





Monday, March 13, 2017

Mixed Media Beach Art Painting "Magnolias on the Beach" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport




  Seascape Beach Art Painting,People on the Beach


 36"x48"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas

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



    It's All in Our Perspective!!

      Read my latest blog post about my recent trip to Nevis, West Indies  HERE






Friday, March 10, 2017

Mixed Media Landscape Painting "Secret Places" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport


 Mixed Media Mountain Landscape Painting

 18"x20"x15" Mixed Media on Canvas

 Click HERE for more info.

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

    It's All in Our Perspective!!

      Read my latest blog post about my recent trip to Nevis, West Indies  HERE






Being active and creative... with Cecelia Rappaport

Being active and creative, enjoying your passion(s) daily seems to be much more conducive to a happy, healthy long life.


Just a few of my observations tell me so.

After spending the weekend with my husband's extended family, I am always impressed to see how much everyone is involved, evolved creative and active in so many ways.  It impresses me to see my father-in-law, who will be 90 years old this August, and one of the most active & influential people I know.

He and his wife of almost 40 years celebrate the arts, science, philanthropy and point to the importance of staying mentally ambitious, alert and aware as we grow older.

Let’s face it..it keeps us interesting to ourselves and to others.

Check out their foundation website:  www.rappaportfoundation.org.

Another great example is the Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera   https://news.artnet.com/market/carmen-herrera-turns-100-303360 who is now 100 years old and sold her first painting at 89 years old.

I vote for staying ACTIVE and alive. There’s still time with each new day!!!!!








Wednesday, March 8, 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

 Click HERE for pricing.

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

     It's All in Our Perspective!!

      Read my latest blog post about my recent trip to Nevis, West Indies  HERE






Monday, March 6, 2017

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting "Carefree Forever" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 Abstract Landscape Painting

 36"x48" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

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

      It's All in Our Perspective!!

      Read my latest blog post about my recent trip to Nevis, West Indies  HERE






Friday, March 3, 2017

Abstract Seascape Painting "Swimmer's Wake" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport




 Abstract Seascape Painting

 15"x21" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

 Click HERE for pricing.

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

   It's All in Our Perspective!!

      Read my latest blog post about my recent trip to Nevis, West Indies  HERE






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 20"x16" Acrylic on Metal/Available

 Click HERE for  pricing.

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

 It's All in Our Perspective!!


 Read my latest blog post about my recent trip to Nevis, West Indies  HERE