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"An Evening at Chess", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, red, orange
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “An Evening at Chess” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 50 x 40 x 1.5 inches in cadmium red-orange, lime greens and deep and lighter blues. The king’s crown ...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

Love And Sacrifice In Red And White
By Robert Gregory Phillips
Located in New York, NY
An abstract expressionist acrylic painting on canvas with wonderful color combinations of soft, pinks, red and effortless lines and shapes. This piece is layer with paint and texture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"At the Easel", acrylic, canvas, collage, portrait, flesh tones, red, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “At the Easel” is a 36 x 30 inch acrylic on canvas with collage in midnight blue, lobster red and flesh tones. Calculated ambiguities and impossibilities are everywhere ...
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2010s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Alligator, Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Animal Painting Orange Black Red
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Alligator' is a beautiful abstract acrylic animal painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting alligator, performed...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Polyamory, Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Painting Canvas Geometric Red Purple
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Polyamory' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting geometric, graphic elements...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

99 Passions, Contemporary Abstract Painting Expressionist Geometric Purple Red
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'99 Passions' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary square art piece presenting figures and abstra...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Venus, Contemporary Art Acrylic Painting Canvas Woman Portrait Blue Red Square
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Venus' is a beautiful figurative acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary portrait presenting woman body in a blue polka-dot...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Witch-hunt, Contemporary Abstract Art Painting Canvas Conceptual Purple Red
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Witch-hunt' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting figures and abstract eleme...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Coffee

Eye Chart, Contemporary Abstract Painting Canvas Expressionist Red Blue Green
By Yuriy Zakordonets
Located in London, England
'Eye Chart' is a beautiful abstract acrylic painting on canvas by emerging Ukrainian artist - Yuriy Zakordonets. It is a contemporary art piece presenting figures and pattern of Snel...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Contemporary American Minimalist Painting Abstract Geometric Red Black White
By Julian Montague
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original acrylic on canvas by American contemporary conceptual artist Julian Montague from the artist's Semi-Fictions series. The body of work included in Semi-Fictions, a new se...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Red Mono Figure: Contemporary Mixed Media Figurative painting by John Emanuel
By John Emanuel
Located in Brecon, Powys
Very pretty Emanuel pose. "it is the figure , not the nude I am interested in..." J Emanuel Image 20.5" x 14" Matted 25.5" x 19" Signed Originally from Bury, in the North of Engl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

The Aboulo Maniac, Michele Mikesell, red pop figurative oil painting, framed
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
"The Aboulo Maniac" is a whimsical & humorous pop figurative painting by Michele Mikesell. Using oil on linen-wrapped board, the figure is abstractly painted with a bright color pale...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil, Board

So Long / oil on wood - contemporary portrait woman red and bold
By Chikako Okada
Located in Burlingame, CA
'So Long' a mysterious and fascinating portrayal of a young women standing inside of a ring of red flowers, in front of a heavy velvet gold and red drape, that is falling on either ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Unfolding #8, multicolored painting on aluminum, blue and red abstract
By Francie Hester
Located in New York, NY
Painter Francie Hester, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, lives and works outside of Washington, DC. In 1999, Hester abandoned the traditional practice of painting on canvas to expl...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal

Legend = Abstract Oil Painting Colors Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange Purple
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"Legend" is a modern art abstract line painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed Weight...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Green Light - Abstract Oil Painting Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange Purple
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"Green Light" is a modern art abstract line painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed W...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Green Meadow - Dypthich Abstract Oil Painting Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"Green Meadow" is a modern art abstract line painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Island Abstract Oil Painting Colors Red Blue Green Grey Brown Orange Purple
By Vassil Stoev
Located in Sofia, BG
"The Island" is an abstract painting by Maestro Vassil Stoyev, About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: abstract, Contemporary Edition : Unique, signed Weight: Approxima...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Carney's (Red and Yellow)
By Pete Kasprzak
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pete Kasprzak’s passion for city life is expressed in his dynamic urban artworks. Kasprzak’s artworks express energy and life with animated brush strokes. He adds dynamic movement an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Photographic Film, Mixed Media, Oil

'Red Queen II' Mixed Media Figurative Portrait Featuring Red, Golds and Black
By Vladimir Prodanovich
Located in Purchase, NY
Vladimir's neoexpressionist mixed media "Queen" series is highly textured and vibrant.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil

Xavi Carbonell, Untitled 2019, Painted Red Metal Sculpture 1/25
By Xavi Carbonell
Located in New York, NY
Spanish artist Xavi Carbonell born 1971, actively paints like a child as an adult, and leaves all of his pieces "untitled" so that each viewer can create their own story. The result...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal

Face, Acrylic on Canvas, Brown, Red, Yellow by Indian Artist "In Stock"
By Tapas Ghosal
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Tapas Ghosal - Face - 12 x 12 inches ( unframed size) ) Acrylic on Canvas *** Framed ( packing :complimentary; shipping cost would need to be extra) Style : In Hindu philosophy, ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Couple, Indian Mythology, Acrylic on canvas, Red, Yellow, Green, Brown"In Stock"
By Sukanta Das
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Sukanta Das - Untitled - 36 x 36 inches (unframed size) Acrylic on canvas Inclusive of shipment in roll form. Style : Juxtaposing the mundane with the exotic, Das’ work is usually f...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Charcoal, Canvas

Evening Ragas, Acrylic on Canvas, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow from India "In Stock"
By Birendra Pani
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Birendra Pani - Evening Ragas - 66 x 42 inches (unframed size) Acrylic on Canvas ** Free shipping ** Will be delivered in rolled form Should you want the work in ready to hand con...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Couple, Charcoal, Acrylic on Canvas Red, Blue, Green by Indian Artist "In Stock"
By Jagannath Paul
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Jagannath Paul - Bond of Love - 24 x 24 inches (unframed size) Charcoal and Acrylic on canvas . Inclusive of shipment in roll form. A lovely figurative work in charcoal and acrylic...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Charcoal, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Oil

Abendroth
By Chandra Fanti
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Abendrot' 150x200cm, oil on canvas, 2017 signed on verso Instantdreams Gallery presents Chandra Fanti "Chandra Fanti is born in 1982 in Terni, Italy. She spent her childhood and y...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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H 59.06 in. W 78.75 in. D 1.97 in.
Abendroth
By Chandra Fanti
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Abendrot' 150x200cm, oil on canvas, 2017 signed on verso Instantdreams Gallery presents Chandra Fanti "Chandra Fanti is born in 1982 in Terni, Italy. She spent her childhood and y...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • Abendroth
  • Abendroth
H 59.06 in. W 78.75 in. D 1.97 in.
Color Structure Series, Yellow Slashes, Geometric Drawing in Red, Yellow, Blue
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the layered diagonal lines in deeply pigme...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Rag Paper, Pigment

Color Structure Series, Color Shards, Geometric Drawing in Red, Orange, Blue
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in deeply pigmented red...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Rag Paper, Pigment

Color Structure Series Dark Steel, Geometric Drawing in Black, Red, Blue, Yellow
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in deeply pigmented bla...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Rag Paper, Pigment

River And Steel Series Six, Geometric Drawing in Dark Blue, Yellow and Red
By Mary Judge
Located in Kent, CT
This geometric drawing has a beautiful, soft mottled texture created with Judge's unique powered pigment technique. The ordered symmetry of the diagonal lines in deeply pigmented dar...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Rag Paper, Pigment

Vessel M, red, white and blue mixed media painting on plexiglass, abstract
By Francie Hester
Located in New York, NY
Painter Francie Hester, born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, lives and works outside of Washington, DC. In 1999, Hester abandoned the traditional practice of painting on canvas to expl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Metal

No Comment 7 - Abstract Geometric Painting, Red, Contemporary, Acacio Viegas
Located in Barcelona, Catalunya
Acacio Viegas: “I use art as a form of expression, communication and reflection with my surrounding world. I seek to crystallize, through a universal and synthetic language, a comple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mixed Media

Materials

Acrylic

No Comment 8 - Abstract Geometric Painting, Red, Contemporary, Acacio Viegas
Located in Barcelona, Catalunya
Acacio Viegas: “I use art as a form of expression, communication and reflection with my surrounding world. I seek to crystallize, through a universal and synthetic language, a comple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mixed Media

Materials

Acrylic

Abstract Painting with Yellow Orange Red & Pink by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Abstract Painting with Yellow Orange Red & Pink by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. This is the one of the earliest works from her Abstract Interior Design Series. A...
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Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Owl 12 - Red Eirene, oil paint on paper, gold and blue contemporary whimsical
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a beautiful whimsical original Owl painting on watercolor paper, currently floated on a matboard, ready to be frame. Painting does not include frame. One of the Owls from thi...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Acrylic, Archival Paper, Monoprint, Oil

Abstract Red & Pink Flowers on a White Background by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink & Orange Wild Flowers on a White Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Framed in...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Abstract Red Blue Flowers on Green Background by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Green & Blue Wild Flowers on a Green Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Framed in ...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Victory and Romance, Mythological painting on paper with Red Rider and Horse
By Apostolos Chantzaras
Located in Dallas, TX
Victory and Romance, is a beautiful and powerful mythological painting on paper with Red Rider and Horse. It is sold unframed. Frame options are also available. APOSTOLOS CHANTZARAS...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Paper, Mixed Media

Abstract Red Pink Wild Flowers on Orange Design by British Contemporary Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink, Yellow & White Wild Flowers on an Orange Background by British Contemporary Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. ...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Durga Goddess of Hindu, Acrylic on Canvas, Red,Yellow by Indian Artist"In Stock"
By Ashoke Mullick
Located in Kolkata, West Bengal
Ashoke Mullick - Untitled - 36 x 36 inches (unframed size) Acrylic on Canvas Inclusive of shipment in roll form. Style : Ashoke Mullick is considered one of the leading painters f...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Inner Garden 27", abstract, acrylic painting, blue, red, gray, green, gold
By Denise Driscoll
Located in Boston, MA
Denise Driscoll's "Inner Garden 27" is an abstract acrylic painting of a collision of bright and dark overlapping forms in blue, green gold, and red against a gray background. This w...
Category

2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Handmade Paper

Modern Contemporary Metal Abstract Wall Art Red Orange Painting Decor Industrial
By Sebastian Reiter
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Whirlpool is an almost hypnotic painting of swirling reds and golden oranges, with a pair of opposing whirlpools either dancing together in perfect harmony or battling in all-consumi...
Category

2010s Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Metal

Red Antigua - contemporary abstract red acrylic painting canvas
By Brian Bartlett
Located in London, GB
Brian said: ‘My paintings start with an idea, often of an image remembered, it might be a landscape, an interior or a still-life. As I paint, I try to reduce and simplify the image t...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Red Granite. Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting
By Phillip Alder
Located in Brecon, Powys
Red Granite. A response to walking across ancient moorland, responding to it's rocky beauty, open space, and sense of history. It was the titular piece in a solo exhibition the muse...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Red Earth. Contemporary Abstract Painting
By Martine Barnard
Located in Brecon, Powys
Abstract acrylic on canvas
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Imperator. Canis - Contemporary, Figurative Painting, Dogs, Human, Red, Myth
By Alexandru Rădvan
Located in Berlin, DE
Imperator. Canis, 2003 Acrylic on canvas 84.25 H x 156.69 W in. 214 H x 398 W cm Alexandru Rădvan is known for his large works in which he examines ancient myths and mythologies thr...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Tectonic Plates XVI contemporary abstract oil painting, geometric RED
By Stephen Henriques
Located in Burlingame, CA
Vibrant and alive with rhythmic, geometric lines and color, oil on canvas from Stephen Henriques, who says, “Magnificent Color is my greatest gift”. A mid career California artist, H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

"Red Brook XIV", acrylic painting, contemporary, landscape, red, green
By John J. Daly
Located in Boston, MA
John J. Daly's painting "Red Brook XIV" is an acrylic 24 x 24 inch contemporary landscape on panel. The bold piece employs diverse mark-making, executed predominantly in red and gree...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

Walkin the Dog - contemporary impressionism red oil painting park trees
By David Hinchliffe
Located in London, GB
David Hinchliffe has been painting, exhibiting and selling his work in galleries since the age of 12. He has won numerous competitions as a young artist (Sunday Mail Art Prize, ABC A...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Red anger - Simone Picciotto, 21st Century, Contemporary figurative painting
By Simone Picciotto
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic paint on canvas Signed lower right
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Winter Triangle - Contemporary Futuristic Space Painting (Red+Black+Yellow)
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Winter Triangle" is an original pop art painting by LA-based artist Casey Courey-Pickering aka Hero. Hero’s collection of works focuses on “movement through the spectrum of light, t...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Red Primula. Contemporary Still Life Oil Painting
By Jill Barthorpe
Located in Brecon, Powys
Oil on deep box canvas. Framed. Signed. Pristine Condition Jill Barthorpe: After graduating from the Slade School of Art in London Jill won a European scholarship to paint in South-...
Category

2010s Impressionist Still-life Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Contemporary Abstract Painting, "Turquoise Edge" (w/ reds, violets, orange)
By Debra Drexler
Located in New York, NY
Vibrant round forms of reds, violet, orange and pinks make up the composition of this contemporary abstract painting by the New York/ Hawaiian artist, Debra Drexler. Turquoise blue a...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Red Sea - Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting, Red, Blue, White
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This painting by Michelle Weddle consists of bright red zig-zagging ribbon-like brush strokes on a background of white tones and deep blue. The curvilinear shapes that compose the ba...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Red-Haired, Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting, Female Portrait Painting
Located in Salzburg, AT
The picture is framed by the artist, She used wood from an antique cupboard for the frame
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil, Board

Garden Diptych - Floral Gestural Contemporary Abstract Painting in Black + Red
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Garden Red" and "Garden Black/Red" by Abstract Expressionist artist Helen Bellaver are bold, stunning, and eye-catching paintings. These works are part of her newest series, where...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

Red Skull. Contemporary Neo-Expressionist Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
Sax Berlin’s Skull series form part of his Neo-Expressionist works. Berlin works with speed on these pieces, gives them a sense of urgency. In “person” they are electric and magnetic...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Silver

Contemporary Red Rural Landscape Painting with Trees 'Scarlet Meadow' by
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Scarlet Meadow' by Torres is a stunning rural landscape with rolling hills down to the sea. The beautiful vivid colour palette of the foreground is strong and makes for a compositio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Contemporary Abstract Blue, Pink, Yellow, & Red High Heel Boot Figure Painting
By Larry Martin
Located in Houston, TX
Abstract figurative painting by contemporary Houston artist Larry Martin. The work features a central high heeled boot flanked by two blue toned abstract faces against a red and pink...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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