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Sculpted Paintings at Public Works Building in Morro Bay

955 Shasta Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442

February 1, 2019 - March 22, 2019

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Giant Coral Painting
Giant Coral Painting

This painting has been the start of accumulating all the undersea wonders Ruth Collis is discovering with her testing. In her online courses, she shows how to make each individual unique feature or how to compile them all into a masterpiece like this painting here.

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Giant Mushroom Coral
Giant Mushroom Coral

A custom made cake decorating tip made this highly sculpted wall sculpture. There are various sized strips in this Giant Mushroom Coral painting to add interest.

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Floral Triptych
Floral Triptych
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Textured Cat
Textured Cat
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Tafoni Painting
Tafoni Painting
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Rosettes Made of Paint
Rosettes Made of Paint
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Marble Fudge Cave Painting
Marble Fudge Cave Painting
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Radiating From Above
Radiating From Above
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Undersea Garden
Undersea Garden

Inspired by the artistic rock located behind Inn At The Cove in Pismo Beach, Ruth Collis had to incorporate this in her painting with all kinds of acrylic textures.

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Coral Over Recessed Panel
Coral Over Recessed Panel
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Stringy Tulips
Stringy Tulips
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Super Simple 3D Poppies
Super Simple 3D Poppies
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Impasto Field of Flowers
Impasto Field of Flowers
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3D Crinkle Poppies
3D Crinkle Poppies

Unique crinkled feature is all thick paint, not crinkled paper! Other challenges were to curve the flower round, as well as upward, and make the stamen stand up without falling over. This was a great breakthrough for the acrylic paint world, turning paint into literal sculptures!

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Broomstick Tulips
Broomstick Tulips

Made with a literal broomstick, Ruth Collis pushes the possibilities of how big you can go with acrylic paint and textures.

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Fat Peach Pipe Coral
Fat Peach Pipe Coral

These pipe corals are of a nice rounded variety which gives a unique look, and made entirely from thick acrylic paint.

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Blue-Green Pipe Coral
Blue-Green Pipe Coral
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Blade Fire Coral Painting
Blade Fire Coral Painting
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Minnow Fish on Peel Rock
Minnow Fish on Peel Rock
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Esther's Wonderland Comment1.jpg
Some of their wonderful reactions & commentary by Ruth on the paintings...

For more about collecting sculpted paintings from Ruth Collis, please visit:

 

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*Paintings on tour in businesses are sold through the Morro Bay Art Association.

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