Thursday, June 23, 2011

Prelude

12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas


You know, trying to learn to paint abstracts is so different from any other kind of painting. Usually, you have a photo or idea to paint from, and the painting actually looks like something that you've seen in real life!


I've been spending a lot of time looking in books and online at abstract paintings. I love seeing what different artists have done. But, of course, I don't want to copy anyone else's work - so I've been thinking of what I could do that would be different. Not having much luck in this!


So, here we are! This started out with an idea of dripping paint in all directions on this canvas. After looking at it for awhile, I started out applying darks - and soon, it took on a life of it's own. I can't say that I'm happy with the way it turned out, but I did enjoy the process. I'll always be searching for the "just right" technique that will be uniquely mine!

5 comments:

My View From 1502 said...

I like it. It reminds me of a fiery sunset through a grove or forest.

Melanie Statnick said...

I do this with watercolor for almost all my washes. I have not tried acrylics as watercolours but the look is wonderful!
This is lovely

Karen :) said...

I like this!

Nancy said...

Well! Thanks for all the nice comments! Just goes to show that we really have no idea how our work will be perceived. It feels good!

AutumnLeaves said...

It is definitely interesting, Nancy. Love the colors too!