Monday, April 12, 2010

Tempest painting

Tempest Acrylic Painting and Monoprint combined. 8" x 10" on paper.
I've been thinking for some time about how much fun I have with intense colors in my realistic paintings, but I always end up dis-satisfied because they seem so still and dead when completed. My earlier abstracts don't really have more life to them but are lacking in the coloring aspect because I felt that strong and/or realistic coloring would distract from the mystery. The abstracts are much more difficult to do but I love the way that they never get old the way realistic paintings do. It seems to me that even a wonderful realistic painting when put on the wall sort of blends in and is largely ignored until it comes time to dust it. An abstract however stays interesting as it only gradually gives up it's secrets.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

New Abstract landscape

Partly painted with semi-opaque Golden Acrylics and part monoprint, I really enjoyed creating this intimate landscape piece. Small for me, only 8" x 10 1/2" it really seems to attract alot of attention with it's color.