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Ocean Series: Otter with Sea Star by Cristina Acosta

Ocean Art Series: Otter and Sealife

Born in Los Angeles, my parents lived in Playa del Rey, a little beach community near the LAX airport. The sounds of ocean waves and airplanes were the white noise of my young life. Looking back over the ensuing years I realize that the ocean became a metaphor for much of my life. When I see otters, seals, dolphins and other sea mammals, I feel especially blessed.

These paintings celebrate the ocean.

Title: Ocean Art Series: Otter
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 24″ x 24″

Title: Ocean Art Series: Starfish with Kelp
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 12″ x 24″

Note: this series of paintings are designed to be shown singly or together in pairs, trios or more. Like tiles on a wall, they can mix together in many different groupings.

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California State Bear Flag paintings by Cristina Acosta

California State Bear Flags Paintings

Born in the Bear State, my grandmother would tell me stories about the last Mexican Governor, Pio Pico. Her godmother, Catalina (Catherine) Pico was Pio Pico’s granddaughter. Born in 1904, my grandmother was her namesake, Catalina Ortiz. Though the school books of the time didn’t tell us much about the Mexican War and the Spanish/Mexican experience of the “conquered” people, my grandmother’s stories gave me a richer and less glossy vision of history.

I love the richness of the State of California in all of it’s complexities. These paintings are inspired by that love.

Title: California State Bear Flag Paintings
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 48″ x 24″ each painting of the two paintings.

Note: this series of paintings are designed to be shown singly or together in pairs, trios or more. Like tiles on a wall, they can mix together in many different groupings.

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Woodland Series Raccoons by Cristina Acosta

Woodland Raccoons Contemporary Wildlife Art

Contemporary cabin art and wildlife art mixed with a retro flashback define my new Woodland Series of mountain art. I was inspired by the mid 20th Century WPA Works Project Administration art in National Park Lodges like the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon and the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite Valley, California; my childhood summers spent at our family cabin in Big Bear Lake, California; and living in Bend, Oregon for many years.

The natural world has always been my muse. Once again I am living in California and seeing it anew after a 30 year absence. Living in the Palm Springs, California desert, I’ve now lived in every climate zone the West Coast has to offer. And now I’m painting about it!

Title: Woodland Series: Raccoons

Size: 36″ x 36″   Medium: Mixed Acrylic, Graphite and Resin on wood panels

Year: 2015

 

 

Desert Series: Jack Rabbit and Ocotillo by ©Cristina Acosta

Jack Rabbit and Ocotillo Cactus – Desert Animals in Art

Desert art paintings of ocotillo cactus ringed with jack rabbit and quail. Don’t think “nothing” in the landscape means an absence of life when you are gazing at an expanse of desert landscape. Life is everywhere in the natural world. The small animals of the desert are a busy group. I love the long spindly ocotillo cactus with it’s red blooms. It stands watch over the desert life, intertwining with the world at hand.

Title: Desert Series
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 36″ x 36″

Note: this series of paintings are designed to be shown singly or together in pairs, trios or more. Like tiles on a wall, they can mix together in many different groupings.

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Woodland Series: Mama Bear and Cub with Crows

Mama Bear with Cub – Woodland Series

Childhood summers spent in Big Bear Lake, California, included not only a few bear sightings, but a bear visiting our cabin deck eating our dog’s food. It followed trails of cookies that neighbors naively thought would “lead it back into the forest,” and came back for more. When more became too much, the young adult male bear would climb one of the surrounding Ponderosa pines and look down on the dogs and kids. I was a 12 year old learning to paint during that summer and used that bear for a painter’s model. Within a couple of weeks the local Forest Ranger had successfully trapped it for relocation in the nearby San Gorgonio wilderness.

I’ve loved painting bears ever since. I’ve been working on a series of bear art paintings perfect as cabin art and cabin decor.

Title: Woodland Series – Mama Bear with Cub Price:
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
size: 36″ x 36″

Title: Crows Among the Cover Price:
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 12″ x 36″

Note: this series of paintings are designed to be shown singly or together in pairs, trios or more. Like tiles on a wall, they can mix together in many different groupings.

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Desert Series: Desert Tortoise with Prickly Pear triptych

Desert Series: Desert Tortoise triptych

Prickly and sharp plants and animals are the majority of the desert landscape. On foot or on horseback traveling through the desert landscape, I’ve come across so much beauty and strength. The Desert Tortoise personifies the strength and skills  needed to live long and prosper in such a world.

Title: Desert Series: Desert Tortoise
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 24″ x  24″

Title: Desert Series: Prickly Pear Cactus with Fringe Toed Lizard in Rose
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 12″ x  24″

Title: Desert Series: Prickly Pear Cactus with Fringe Toed Lizard in Blue
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 12″ x  24″

Note: this series of paintings are designed to be shown singly or together in pairs, trios or more. Like tiles on a wall, they can mix together in many different groupings.

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Woodland Series - Bird by Cristina Acosta

Song Bird – Woodland Series

Bird song at dawn is one of my favorite sounds. I love the conversations and songs that rise with the sun and peak when the sky is first full of light. Geographically seasonal landscapes have an ebb and flow to the bird song that is poignant. Living with windows open is a blessing.

Title: Woodland Series: Blue Songbird
Medium: Mixed media Acrylic with resin on wood panel
Size: 10″ x 10″

Note: this series of paintings are designed to be shown singly or together in pairs, trios or more. Like tiles on a wall, they can mix together in many different groupings.

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