|Across the Water, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", SOLD|
Another January - another Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge! I thought I would start 2016 with 30 days of abstracts. I've been fussing around the edges of abstraction for a while and decided I should go all in and learn how to actually make a good abstract painting. I got a couple of books with exercises to help me learn the basics and I visited a bunch of websites to look at other artists' work to see what I like and try to figure out why I like it. After that, I think the rest involves doing - try things out, evaluate the results, then try more things. By making this the theme of my 30 Day Challenge, I know I will do at least that many exercises and experiments. I am starting small, but I may find that I need to go bigger in order to have room for expressive application of paint.
Today's painting is my first experiment. I started with a dark blue, mottled background and used a palette knife to add colors and shapes. When I got done, I thought it reminded me of boat masts or buildings or trees and water.
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