My husband Bruce has been pressing me to paint more abstract work. I actually like art that is abstract, or at least abstracted, as opposed to decomposed graphic designs, so I decided to give it a try. Its a lot harder than it looks
|"Which way Up"|
First I tried painting two different 24" x 30" acrylic abstracts on gallery wrapped canvases.. Both came out well, and the process held my attention, but neither painting left me feeling the sense of tranquility I have after painting a more impressionistic landscape
|"Red Sky in the Morning"|
Then I reverted to a more abstracted style city scape. This style is closer to the way I painted when I was in college. While I found the process and the product more satisfying than the first two pure abstracts above, it still does not speak to my soul the way painting a beautiful landscape does.
|"Winter in the City" 16" x 20" Oil|
So for awhile I will continue with more traditional subject matter. When the time comes for me to move in an abstract direction, This experience should gives me the confidence to do so.