A Study in Color at The Art Center in Carpinteria

48 x 24 inches

A Study in Color

This painting, which will be part of The Art Center’s new show opening November 17th, seems to have every color I could find layered throughout. Photographing it was especially challenging, to capture the impact of a two foot by four foot piece and view it on a screen is not even close to seeing it in person. If you have a chance to see The Art Center’s show “A Study in Color,” then you will understand. The Art Center is located at 855 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, California. The opening reception will be November 17th from 2 to 4 pm … The show runs until January 6th.

Start of a New Trend

In many ways, this painting was the first of a new trend for me. The coloring is different, as well as the texture. Blending so many colors over such a large space takes time and patience. I was lost in the creation of this one for some time. Then, it took two weeks to dry. I actually completed this piece in August but hadn’t posted it yet. I have several pieces yet to post.

Bright Spot in November

The show is a bright spot for me this November. My mom passed away last month after battling cancer for more than a year. She loved art and had a special affinity for texturized acrylic works. She inspired my switch from watercolor to acrylic when she purchased a piece from an artist in El Paso, Texas. She gave me the painting and I still find it very inspiring.

Thanks for stopping by …

I appreciate everyone’s feedback … it is inspiring to hear from others and also to visit your blogs to see and read about your experiences. The best part of having a WordPress site is that you can interact with people. It’s the main reason I decided to use it to display my art. Your notes on my last post helped ease the stress and emotional ups and downs. Unfortunately, cancer strikes many and its damage is devastating to watch and painful to experience. I have a large family and very little experience with death. I don’t really know how to process it other than to paint.


All work is copyrighted by me and is for sale. Please ask permission before using images posted here of my work. If you are interested in purchasing work, you can contact me at trishfalin@gmail.com.



Filed under Acrylic, Art, cancer, Carpinteria, design, impasto, landscape, ocean, paintings, Santa Monica, The Art Center

31 responses to “A Study in Color at The Art Center in Carpinteria

  1. Absolutely gorgeous – brava! Best of success with your show.

  2. wow – wonderful! wish we could see it in person!

  3. I tried to visualise this at its actual size – amazing! Thanks Trish

  4. Art assists. A bit of wine, too. And the aura of the earth.

  5. Amazing. How long is the exhibition? I live in LA.

  6. The show is from November 10th to January 6th with an opening reception this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm and a talk by the juror of the show Thomas van Stein on Sunday at 1 pm … the gallery is at 855 Linden, Carpinteria. Beautiful area to see and a nice artists community.

  7. Absolutely fabulous. I LOVE it.

  8. Ron Scubadiver

    Color, definitely, loads of it, wonderful.

  9. I love how you play with the color.

  10. Thank you … (and everyone for posting comments). I have always loved bright colors. I think it may be partly because of my mom – she loved bold colors.

  11. Amazing. Wonderful energy in your use of colors.

  12. Beautiful colorful work! Thanks for stopping by my blog. http://www.segmation.wordpress.com

  13. I love your work. So vivid. It brightened up a very gray day here in Oregon. Thanks for checking out my blog.

  14. simplymesmc

    I like it..It’s BEAUTIFUL!

  15. Really lovely colours. Beautiful work. Hopefully your show was a success? So sorry about your mom’s passing. A very nice tribute to her by you.

  16. I must say Carp is my favorite town that I’ve been to in Cali! Loved it and wish that I could come see the show! Thanks for liking my post by the way! 🙂

  17. Reblogged this on Flibber tigibbet Abby and commented:
    Many different people deal with grief in different ways. Some, like me, write and sing and play music. Others paint……Either way loss is something that connects us to this sometimes difficult human experience. With the knowledge of the loss that we all experience in some way, we gain a sense of unity in that experience. And in that unity, maybe we find an insight to feel something more than just our own pain? Maybe that which connects all of us, can bring comfort in times of loss and grief?

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  19. Looking back through your pieces…I like this one the best! Sorry for the loss of your mother. My mother also passed last year from Cancer. (Hugs)

  20. Two weeks to dry– yow!! And I thought my long underwear took a long time… : )

    Lovely. Hope the show has been a great success for you.

  21. Fire and ice…diamonds.

  22. Very energetic, would live to see the original

  23. BCP

    Your work has a wonderful energy about it. I tweeted your blog from my twitter @cpartists if you are interested. Just a link. I thought others would also enjoy it.

  24. It must be electrifying to see the world through your eyes. I’d give my left lung to do it for just an hour.

  25. Such a beautiful and colorful abstract work of art – congratulations! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  26. bundanoonlodge

    wah!!!!!!!!!! what a blog… 🙂

  27. I haven’t done acid in 30 years. Maybe that’s what I need.

  28. Hi Trish! So nice to meet you! Your paintings are gorgeous – re: this particular one, you may have gotten lost for awhile, but clearly you found your way. Visually stunning! And thank you so much for viewing my photo site and liking some recent posts, “The Old Fisherman and the River”, “Colorado”, and “Santa’s Mirror Image”. I’ll be back here soon…

  29. J M Naszady

    I love this piece! I am sorry for your loss. I, too, processed the death of my mom by painting and drawing.

  30. I love this one the most so far! I love the texture and the overall design and feeling in your work. It is very modern looking and just sensational… I really appreciate your work and just love looking at it…. Thank you for showing me, claudy
    I was just reading back my comment and making sure it says what I want to say and notice the word love three times and I guess that says it….I’m in love!

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