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Bruce Nelson

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Bruce Nelson

Mailing Address PO BOX 1215
 Abiquiu, NM 87510

The last dozen years, I have been working in series of 4 or 12 paintings - like variations on several themes.

The forms are abstract and simplified mountains, mesas, rolling hills, rivers, sometimes people, kachinas, lizards, birds or fish (no snakes!).  A bunch of pencil drawings are made and the "keepers" are redrawn and made into paintings.

The pallet is mostly the same throughout a series - pure color with white and other simple mixtures of two pure colors with white.

Some paintings have names.  Names are derived from some of what I see  or imagine when I face the painting. Sometimes I think all the other paintings are silently awaiting their names.