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Tropical Lust


This painting emanates a lustful warmth; a feeling I loved and remember well about living in the tropics for many years. The colors, forms, and composition donate to a sultry impression emerging from a mysterious background. This artwork also represents the joy of abundance and the outpouring of love in a most intriguing manner.


24x36x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Yvonne Duval

SELECTED ARTWORKS

Open Door


36x36x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Nigredo Albedo


The inspiration flowed as the powerful energy unfolded during the production of this painting. Much of it was completed with paint applied directly with my fingers along with quick gestural strokes with a paint brush. This painting represents the struggles between the darkness of evil and the goodness of light.


36x48x2.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Street Dancers


There are countless daily ups and downs and the key is not to get attached to any one of them; as I learned during the process of creating this painting.  Street dancers symbolize expression in a vulnerable arena.


36x36x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Careless Love


Creating something with the illusion of carelessness containing complexity while maintaining balance was my goal in this painting; perhaps a virtue I seek within myself.


24x36x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Send Good Vibes


I believe in karma, and putting out positive or negative vibes comes back. In this painting my goal was to simulate depth by creating semi-transparent layers of color; more with whites and grays, then adding the warmer hues to give dynamic energy. Most of the lines and brush strokes I do while blind-folded and painting with my mind's eye for the purpose of less control of the outcome and to fully let go.


36x48x2.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Tempests And Saints


The continuous confrontation between good and evil can be seen at times as a dance between unlikely partners whom wish to see the demise of the other; maybe like a heated tango between quarrelsome lovers.  This idea is directed more towards the composition of the painting rather than the colors.  Perhaps the pale blues and violets suggests that “good” has the upper hand.


12x24x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Jupiter


The best things in life are not always free as everything comes with some sort of sacrifice or compromise.  This painting represents dualities and contrasts in my life; mainly giving up the things that would benefit my comfort zone in order to extend myself to the outer limits of my being; into areas of my undiscovered psyche.


24x36x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Middle Child


The middle child is very special in multiple ways.  A session with a psycho-therapist will put enlightenment into that subject.


18x54x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered

wood panel triptych

2014

Indecent Notions


Finding balance, harmony and unity but yet creating individualism in each panel was my challenge while creating these paintings.


24x24x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered

wood panel triptych

2015

Painting Memories


The months following my mother’s passing, my paintings evolved into a style that appeared to be of a child-like expressionistic approach that I found comfort in. During the painting process I felt that I was subconsciously searching into my childhood memories for healing. This idea fossilizes my interest and intent to continue in the fashion of abstract expressionism as this style, to me, preserves memory and identity, and gives order in the world around me.


24x36x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

To Bottom Of My Drink &

Quintar Crusade


The desire to achieve depth with limited color and form in a two dimensional artwork -- simplicity is the glory of expression.


36x48x2.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Princess Charming


Without struggle there is no progress.  Painting over painting, trial and error; some days the process seems endless and fruitless; but with perpetual persistence, determination, drive, the challenge, craziness, (not really sure what it is), keeps me going on days like these.  Letting go and merely enjoying the process, I have found, is the key.


24x36x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Water


The amazing healing powers of water, inside and out.  These paintings flow with liquid inspirations.


18x54x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered

wood panel triptych

2014

Getting Some Fun Out Of Life


The gratifications of living a healthy, happy life and to accept with peace whatever comes my way. There are countless daily ups and downs and the key is not to get attached to any one of them - I allow them to flow through like the clouds floating by.  This painting displays happiness and joy; but just as quickly as these blessing may come at times, they may vanish.  I am reminded of the simple pleasures of life.


24x36x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

The Fall Of The World’s Great Optimist


Dynamic, stunning, moving are just a few of the words that suite this larger format painting.  The striking color palette contributes to the play of contrasts.  My goal was to create dramatic visual entertainment.


68x68x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Journey


There are those days for me when my life seems futile and my breath is trivial. The life that I have chosen is against the grain of my upbringing and by now compromise is not an option.  Self reliance has always been my dictum even if it means walking into the dark woods alone.


18x18x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel triptych

2015

Kisses To The Air


Even though this painting may represent lightness and celebration to many, I created this when I was going through many personal challenges in my life. I believe I was attempting to find solitude and peace in this painting and to remind me that troublesome issues can be lightened.


12x24x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2014

Paradise Flora


While passing through paradise in a dream I picked a flower and when I awoke, I found the flower in my hand. This painting is inspired from my years living in Hawaii and enjoying the colorful flora of the tropics.


18x18x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel triptych

2015

The Reaping


The basis of art is truth, both in content and in process.  Layer upon layer of semi-transparent and opaque applications of paint assist in creating the illusion of infinite depth in a two dimensional artwork.


30x40x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

G.O.


Painting is an expression of individuality; who I am and what my mood is.


36x36x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Gray Room


Finishing a painting to me, is like the end of a journey. This powerful painting exudes mystery and intrigue. The many layers of transparent and semi-transparent color contributes to the infinite dramatic depth this captivating artwork beholds provoking emotions and moods. The curious shapes and forms cannot help but invite the viewer to use one's imagination and step into a world of mystic wonder.


30x40x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Ghost


The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.


36x36x1.5 inches

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015


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Strange Magic, Potion In Motion, Creed 1 & Creed 2


These dynamic smaller artworks are packed full of mood and emotions.  The smaller panels are a challenge due to the limited space so much care is taken in achieving my goal and not to over work.


14x14x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

Beneath The Skin


The overlapping plains of red hues over an open sky-like space create an illusion of infinite depth. This is a statement painting inviting the viewer to escape into a world of intrigue. As with all my paintings, my goal is to create a world to “enter” using a two dimensional plain.


68x68x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Pretty Fly


An energetic color palette and a playful composition contributes to the impact of this exceptional painting.


48x48x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Talk Dirty


Plateaus of color allow the eye to step from one area to the other which allows for easy movement within this space.  Prior to the creation of this painting, I had done some traveling south of the border and most likely I was influenced by the colorful culture I experienced.


56x56x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2012

Cosmic Sailor


This is a universe of polarities; both outer and within ourselves. My goal was to create the suggestion of contrast in my thoughts, feelings and energy through color and design. 


36x36x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Sharing Happiness


A perpetual flow of peace and happiness.


14x14x1.5 inches ea.

acrylic on papered wood panel

2015

In Bed Eyes Red


Layers of transparent red hues create an illusion of visual depth into a world of mystery and intrigue. Powerful, stunning and energetic.


68x68x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Uno Noche Amigo


Visiting south of the border, I was inspired by the colors and culture of the region; soaking up the warmth of the atmosphere and people and swimming in the tropical waters.


50x50x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2012

Love In An Elevator


The stimulating dynamics of this painting are obsessively stunning and intriguing.  


36x48x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Tinker Pink


Dancing upon stimulating color energizing the spirit with secret passages to peaceful retreats.  My goal continues to find balance in color, form and vibrancy throughout.


48x48x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Princess Delicious


Energetic color combined with stability in composition thrills the soul.  There is an intense sense of letting go with this artwork awakening peace and inner reflection. 


36x48x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Tonic


Personally, I appreciate the vibrant glow this painting brings to a space. With color and composition, healing powers are an emotional and spiritual tonic.


36x36x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Chock-A-Mo


This painting is currently on hold. 


60x60x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Life Is A Rodeo


One of my favorite palette colors is red and the many variations of emotions that this amazing and powerful color provokes. 


48x48x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Punk Ska


A lively dance of color within this unique composition. 


56x68x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2013

Sympathy For The Devil


Depth and mystery was my goal when creating this bold statement painting.  Traveling through a world of wonder and enjoying the excitement of where the road will lead me next. 


68x68x2.5 inches ea.

oil on cotton canvas

2015