Thomas Pierce Mudd


Painting 45 Followers Member since 2013
Oakland, California, United States

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Added Mar 4, 2015
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Preparing new canvasses for gesso and work. Staring at infinite possibilities makes me anxious.


Added Feb 14, 2015
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Evolution of a Painting

The process of working in the abstract can include at various moments in the process elements of serendipity, frustration, despair, elation, peace and confusion to name just a few. Thus getting to the finished piece is rarely a straightforward process. I began taking progress photos of my work before starting a session, initially to see if I changed something for the worse, the idea being that I could get back on track with a good state. Very quickly I realized this was a valuable record to document for myself how a work progressed start to finish. Ideally the finished piece would be considered "the" piece and the progress photos would show the successful progression of states from conception to completion. Realistically this is not the case at all. In most of my work there are paintings under the painting. This particular series titled Abstract on Canvas #57 was fairly straight forward. I hope to post another that was not so in the near future.

Start April 13

April 21

April 28

May 13

June 16

July 23

Finish Aug 19


Added Sep 30, 2013
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About Me

I began my journey as an artist in my mid-twenties with the medium of black and white photography. Having no previous artistic education or training, it was through that medium and the generosity of a few special mentors that I learned the fundamentals of form, line and balance within a frame; universal concepts that apply to all visual arts.

In my mid-thirties I began to experiment with small format line and color drawings on paper. This diversion had unexpected consequences. Not really understanding why I bothered to invest the time and material in the watercolors, ink, pen and paper, I realize now that my essential need for color and the need to have my hand directly in the creative process were driving forces in this shift. With my own hand, and the process of constructing-deconstructing-reconstructing I found that I could get to the essence of the image more finely and more efficiently than I could with photography.

I consider myself first an abstractionist and colorist, however I see my recent works straddling a line between the abstract and representation. Exploring this boundary is very exciting for me now. My connection with nature and fascination with the abstract have always been my motivation.

My process is very intuitive. My works evolve. Every action has an influence on future actions. A work therefore is the sum total of all actions, whether or not individual actions survive in the finished work. I call it fortuitous serendipity. The concept of completion is a blurry concept in my work. Typically I live with a work for a period of time before I consider it done.

I prepare my canvases from raw linen hand-stretched and coated with gesso. This allows me the flexibility to customize the scale of the work and allows a more intimate connection with the finished piece.

I live and have my studio in Oakland, CA. Please contact me directly for more information.

Thomas Pierce MUDD

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Abstract on Canvas #41
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Abstract on Canvas #48
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Abstract on Canvas #49
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Abstract on Canvas #62
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Abstract on Canvas #63
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Abstract on Paper #10 - Painting, 22x30 in ©2002 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - thomas pierce mudd, abstract drawings on paper, colorist, mixed media on paper, abstractions of nature

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Abstract on Paper #13 - Painting, 30x22 in ©2004 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - thomas pierce mudd, abstract drawings on paper, colorist, mixed media on paper, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art

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Painting, acrylic, abstract, artwork by Carla Sá Fernandes
Extracts from a Complex Vision - Painting, 23.6x35.4x1.6 in ©2014 by Carla Sá Fernandes - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, orginal, abstract, acrylic, painting, Extracts from a Complex Vision, vision, extracts, complex, Carla Sá Fernandes, peinture, abstraite, acrylique

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Painting, acrylic, artwork by Brigitte Kölli
Industriekultur - Painting, 31.5x31.5 in ©2015 by Brigitte Kölli - Abstract Art

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Painting, oil, figurative, artwork by Tatiana Didenko
"Grey Day. Sedna " - Painting, 17.7x21.7 in ©2011 by Tatiana Didenko - Figurative, figurative-594, Landscape, Grey Day, Painting

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Abstract on Canvas #57 - Painting, 42x53 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, abstract art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract expressionism, paintings, canvas, fine art

Great spontaneous artistic expression with lovely colors. Magnificent painting!


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Men Painting, acrylic, figurative, artwork by Nccp
Blue - Painting, 21.7x9.8 in ©2015 by Nccp - Figurative, figurative-594, Men, Portraits, portrait homme, portrait masculin, face man, mains, visage caché par les mains, bleu, monochrome bleu, indigo, portrait sur commande, nccp, nicolas charon, man face, gay painting, gay art

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Painting, acrylic, abstract, artwork by Jean-Humbert Savoldelli
frondaison - Painting, 31.5x31.5 in ©2015 by Jean-Humbert Savoldelli - Abstract, abstract-570, SAVOLDELLI, JEAN-HUMBERT SAVOLDELLI, SAVOLDELLI CAHORS

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Santa Cruz - Painting, 63x80 in ©2004 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract paintings on canvas, colorist, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art, expressionism, abstract expressionism

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Abstract on Canvas #57 - Painting, 42x53 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, abstract art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract expressionism, paintings, canvas, fine art

Admirable et magnifique kaléidoscope de couleurs.


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Painting, acrylic, figurative, artwork by Edith Maurer
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la-maison.jpg - Painting ©2014 by Patricia Garreau - PATRICIA GARREAU

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Abstract on Canvas #61 - Painting, 72x78 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract, painting, fine art, expressionism

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Drawing, ink, figurative, artwork by Coralie Giboz
Regard - Drawing, 11.8x7.9 in ©2014 by Coralie Giboz - Figurative, figurative-594, Women, Portraits

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Abstract on Canvas #61 - Painting, 72x78 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract, painting, fine art, expressionism

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Abstract on Canvas #60 - Painting, 62x82 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract art, abstract expressionism, colorist, fine art, paintings, oil painting

Wonderful composition! Love it!


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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Carla Sá Fernandes
Yellow - Painting, 47.2x0.8x39.4 in ©2014 by Carla Sá Fernandes - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, original, oil, abstract, yellow, sun, Carla Sá Fernandes, impasto, peinture, abstraite, huile

Love the impasto and muted colors. Wish I could see it in person.


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Yellow - Painting, 47.2x0.8x39.4 in ©2014 by Carla Sá Fernandes - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, original, oil, abstract, yellow, sun, Carla Sá Fernandes, impasto, peinture, abstraite, huile

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Abstract on Canvas #59 - Painting, 51x79 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, abstract art, abstract expressionism, paintings, oil painting, thomas pierce mudd, fine art

j aime cette ecriture


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Une délicieuse rencontre avec vos oeuvres ... j'aime !!! très belle continuation ....


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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Thomas Pierce Mudd
Abstract on Canvas #57 - Painting, 42x53 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, abstract art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract expressionism, paintings, canvas, fine art

Merci


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Abstract on Canvas #57 - Painting, 42x53 in ©2015 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, abstract art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract expressionism, paintings, canvas, fine art

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Abstract on Canvas #61
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Abstract on Canvas #57
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Abstract on Canvas #58
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Abstract on Canvas #59
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Abstract on Canvas #60
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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Thomas Pierce Mudd
Abstract on Canvas #34 - Painting, 62x80 in ©2005 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract paintings on canvas, colorist, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art, expressionism, abstract expressionism

J'aime beaucoup.


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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Thomas Pierce Mudd
Memory of Italy - Painting, 51x78 in ©2008 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract paintings on canvas, colorist, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art, expressionism, abstract expressionism

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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Thomas Pierce Mudd
Abstract on Canvas #30 - Painting, 63x82 in ©2004 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract paintings on canvas, colorist, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art, expressionism, abstract expressionism

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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Thomas Pierce Mudd
Abstract on Canvas #30 - Painting, 63x82 in ©2004 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, Abstract Art, thomas pierce mudd, abstract paintings on canvas, colorist, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art, expressionism, abstract expressionism

i like this painting...!Bravo Thomas .


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Abstract on Paper #34
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Abstract on Paper #33
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Abstract on Paper #32 (Sky in Grey)
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Abstract on Paper #31 (Sky in Blue)
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Painting, oil, abstract, artwork by Thomas Pierce Mudd
Abstract on Canvas #16 - Painting, 27x48 in ©2004 by Thomas Pierce Mudd - Abstract, abstract-570, thomas pierce mudd, abstract paintings on canvas, colorist, abstractions of nature, fine art, abstract art, expressionism, abstract expressionism

waouhhhhh !!!!! nice


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Memory of Italy
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Abstract on Canvas #30
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