Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Abstract Pieces

I've plunged into the deep end. I've taken a risk. I've painted more abstract pieces. Yesterday I spent the better part of the day painting. By the end of the day I had created four abstract pieces in acrylic, and some with oils mixed in as well. 

It still remains a mystery to me as to why all of a sudden I have an urge to paint in abstract, when I've never had a desire for this style in the past. However, I am really enjoying the freedom of it and the fact that there are no hard and fast rules. 

I have found that painting abstracts that relate to favourite song lyrics of mine add personal depth and meaning to the piece, as well as painting things that I know I like (trees, birds, etc). How do you approach your abstract pieces?

I must admit, I'm hooked. Even though I'm new to this style, there's something about it that makes me want to keep trying a different technique, a different colour scheme, a larger sized canvas! I keep a sketchbook with my ideas in preliminary sketches so that if it's a while between paintings, I have all the ideas written down (I'll show you this book in another post).

Here's the pieces from yesterdays blissful creative time! ...

"Rainbow Lorikeet" ... acrylic on canvas.

"Forest" ... acrylic on canvas with silver leaf.

"His Glory Appears" ... acrylic and gesso on canvas.

"Bonfire Dance" ... acrylic and oil on canvas.


It's school holidays here, and I really hope to cram in as much painting time as I can ... after I've bought more paints and canvases! 

Happy painting everyone!

8 comments:

  1. Oh you are so very talented! These like great!

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  2. These are wonderful!! I love that took the chance they are very good!! I would love to do more art but, I can never get it started and feel like I have the time to give to it! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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    1. I know what you mean by not finding the time! Last night I was up until midnight painting another piece as this is the only time I have free at the moment!! I hope you get some time to create soon too!

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  3. I love that first one and the last one - so bold! Im a big fan of abstracts - from an admirer point of view, and I imagine as an artist it is quite liberating.

    Hello from #teamIBOT

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    1. It is very liberating! It is freeing to create something and see how it develops and the different results you can come up with! Thanks for your compliments and encouragement.

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  4. You did a fantastic job! I love your titles with each painting. Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Nice to hear from you again :)

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    1. Thanks Jess, it's good to be blogging again! :)

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