Creative Inspiration: 5 Abstract Artists to check out!

Sometimes it's fun and inspirational to simply troll the net for other artists and check out their work. Here are 5 abstract artists I found that really inspire me...

Karen Laborde (sample of work above)
Just love the first image on her website under "new work"

Nell Tilton (sample of work above)
Particularly love this piece with a strong horizontal composition but so much play and texture that draws me in again and again.

Timothy Dodge (sample of work above)
Love this piece particularly because of the contrast and play he creates between opaque and transparent colours.

German abstract expressionist painter Ralph Gelbert (sample of work above)

The name of this piece is ' Fjordland' which to me speaks of the Fjords in Iceland so he has immediately won me over not only by the work but this name.

Gerhard Richter (sample of work above)

Just love the mainly white pieces with etchings and marks. gushhhh...

By the way, and lastly, while I was looking around online I came across a blog that deals solely with abstract works. Check it out:

Welcome to You Tube

After much fear and trepidation and with much help from my friends I have finally joined the ranks and started my own youtube channel. Ta da:

Bo Burnham's song "welcome to youtube" is the inspiration for the blog title. Be ware, this guy is crude, so if you are easily offended, don't play the link.

Here are my posts thus far...

I look forward to continue to grow the video library and have some fun technical how to's on abstract painting with mixed media and acrylics based on my workshops in the near future.

  1. 2008 Peter Moraites visited my studio in Santa Barbara, CA and took a bunch of's a little slideshow to music of the photo shoot while I was working on a painting.
  2. Artists in Our Midst Roundhouse Exhibit April 2011 Opening Night.
  3. Part i, ii and iii of a radio interview this April 2011 with Kara Ko from Vancouver's Co-op Radio show "It takes a village".
  4. A slideshow of my Pure Abstraction and Emerging Artworks to music.
  5. Live video of a Thursday night Painting Party at Beaumont Studios.

If you want to subscribe to Deb Chaney Artist You Tube Channel, go here: and hit "subscribe". Enjoy. Deb

The CRAWL party pictures

Three days of art, friends, kids, and fun... Here are the pictures. Thank you all for coming by!

The weekend was busy. We had people coming through the studios pretty much constantly. It was awesome to meet so many art lovers! Thank you for everyone that came by!
A few close up shots of some of my by Kiona - thank you!

Rosa with her art work!

My mom in my studio.

Ruthie playing the frog game with Jessica Bell.

2 paintings never shown before and as of Dec 2010 are still available...both are 16 x 16"

2 more paintings never shown before and as of Dec 2010 are still available...both are 16 x 16"

A close up of a larger painting - this one recently sold!

Kiona, Luke and myself.

Follow your Heart. This painting is still available.

Both of these paintings sold at the CRAWL!

Ruthie playing shop keeper with Luke!

Deb, Tara, Alise, Katherine, and Kiona.
The show is nothing without all the art lovers, friends and family that came by to show their support. Thank you all!
My girlfriends Tara and Kiona with their kids.

The gift cards on display.

The infamous frog pond panels and pieces of the pond. There are some still availble. Check here to own your pieces of the pond!

See the bags and sideways table on the right hand side? this became a super cool fort Ruthie and I made on Sunday.

Up top: Raw expression paintings on paper. On the table: Patchwork Paper prints and little gems.

Rosa's amazing and beautiful work. Read about her and the other artist at the old foundry at: /debchaney/2010/11/introducing-artists-at-old-foundry.html

more of Rosa's awesome artwork.

Rosa and her man. Thank you both for putting up all the lights and signs! team super duper!

Looking down through my studio into Rosa's studio. It was fun to open the studios up like this.

Heather Craig's studio.

Inside Rojia's studio with her husband and brother. The party started here and worked itself upstairs!

The entrance hallways where we displayed our work... you walk through here to get to the studios.

Greg making the frog pond punch. The CRAWL was also the big release party for his CD FULL MOON FROG POND. you can get a sneak peak listen to it at:

My beautiful artist and friend Rojia in her oh-so-organized studio! Love that girl!

My friend Kris Holm comes by to see the work.

Ruthie kept busy playing with her little friends...

The pears are watercolour paintings on paper and there is one left!

My mom snapping photos!

Rojia and myself behind RAW EXPRESSION paintings.