My Acrylic on Canvas Paintings

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an abstract painting with lines and colors
Sunrise in Manhattan
Sunrise in Manhattan, March 2020 Maria Karpenko Acrylic on canvas 72 W x 60 H x 1.5 in I was inspired by the sunrise colors reflecting on the One Word Trade Center, the surrounding buildings, and the Hudson River. This painting represents new beginnings, the first sun rays of a day. It also represents the duality of life, the before and after, the hidden beauty of our surroundings - a painting of a clear sunrise is hidden underneath the layers of clouds.
an abstract painting with yellow and white colors
Spring in Manhattan
Spring in Manhattan, April 2020 Maria Karpenko Acrylic on canvas 72 W x 60 H x 1.5 in I was inspired by how the light filtered through young spring leafs in Manhattan. I went on a couple walks along the Hudson River before the official "stay at home" order in New York and took photos of the spring leafs and blossoms. As I painted, I noticed a heart shape emerging in the brushstrokes and decided to pursue this further but not to overdo it and make it too obvious. Can you see it?
a painting with many different colored dots on it
Lilacs and Yellow Flowers
Lilacs and Yellow Flowers, May 2020 Maria Karpenko Acrylic on canvas 36 H x 48 W x 1.5 I was inspired by a bouquet of lilacs and yellow flowers. This painting is all about texture. I applied the final layer directly from the paint bottles. It's a very three dimensional painting and looks amazing in light.
an abstract painting with yellow and white flowers on a gray background, in the middle of a circle
Daisies
Daisies, May 2020 Maria Karpenko Acrylic on canvas 36 H x 48 W x 1.5 The daisies outside my window in Santa Rosa, California, inspired me to paint this painting. I spent a couple weeks in Santa Rosa to social distance myself from the bustle of cities. I sprayed and splashed paint to give this painting a more expressive feel and added dimensionality to the yellow centers by squeezing paint directly out of the bottle.