Invisible: where joy blooms



This contemporary oil painting is about feeling joy creating art and doing what we love. Pink lotuses bloom and turquoise leaves swirl around the figure in a beautiful dance.

In this painting I designed my color scheme around turquoise and pink – the stronger versions of colors I see at sunset here in Naples, FL. I wanted to create a joyful mood blending the figure with the background space, just like when I feel closing my eyes and breathing in fresh air at the beach. The idea for the pattern comes from my trip to Japan where I saw doors and gates of the temples decorated with rich, colorful woodcarvings. The original color of this pattern was blue and green with some gold leafing. I leafed the panel to have silver shine and then to paint over it in pink-turquoise. Leafing itself presented a huge challenge as I had to change my usual way of layering paint and softening the edges. But because of the aluminum leaf (that doesn’t tarnish) this painting changes its color of silver depending on the time of the day and positioning in the room. I favor the aluminum leaf instead of the silver leaf because it shows no signs of tarnishing and shines like silver. I hope this contemporary art painting will bring you positive vibes. Feel free to share it on Facebook!

The oil painting ships from my studio in Naples, Florida via FedEx ground. If you have a question, drop me a line at 

To see the video lapse of this surreal painting, click to watch this short video.

I often draw before I paint. These are some of my concept drawings on the theme of feeling invisible.

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Invisible: where joy blooms, 9×12″ colored pencil drawing on paper, available for purchase
colored pencil drawing, figurative painting veronica winters
Invisible II, 9×12″ colored pencil and markers on paper, available
colored pencil drawing, figurative painting veronica winters
Invisible I, 9×12″ colored pencil drawing, private collection

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Step by step oil painting:

contemporary paintings of women

This is a step-by-step painting progression where I leafed the surface, drew the design on it, and then painted this contemporary art piece in several layers.

Painting specifications:

  • 12×16 inches
  • original oil painting on archival panel
  • painted with lightfast oil paints with aluminum leaf, varnished
  • price excludes framing
  • a certificate of authenticity guarantees the provenance

Delivery time & shipping:

  • The artwork ships within a week after receiving payment in full. If it requires framing, please allow for additional two-week turnaround.
  • International shipping is available to some countries. To receive a quote e-mail to

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 20 x 2 in


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