Saturday, August 11, 2012

My attempt at Abstract Painting. . .

Today was the day that I decided to dabble in ABSTRACT. I had a blast!!  Not sure how good the composition is on this but it was lots of fun - I started with a frame painted in Yellow Ochre but that didn't show at all so I changed it to black. . .
then spent time filling it in with lots of shapes in various colors of acrylic paint.  Since I knew it was gonna be a total mess I didn't bother taking any pics at the beginning. . .
took this one before I added the black and white details - It was about at this point that I realized that I might end up liking this project after all.   
It never ceases to amaze me how much change a little addition of black and white can make!
Of course, an abstract painting can be hung in any direction - not even sure why I thought it should be hung Landscape versus Portrait but this orientation looks "upside down" to both me and my husband compared to the picture at the beginning of this post.
The 5 items I used were:  canvas, acrylic paint, paint brush, white pen, black pen.
Also linking to Week 2 of Dina Wakley's Out of the Journal 2012 Challenge, and

14 comments:

Joanna said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! LOVE the colours and how the black and white makes them 'pop'!

clare said...

love the colours and dimension you have created with the paint. hopped over from dina's blog to see what everyone else has created! x

Gina Sismilich said...

Dabbling, messing around - whatever you call it, that's how we learn. I like your abstract and I think the brown may "ground" the painting more and that's why the first one looks right side up. Lovely painting

Carmen Justice said...

It's so great to see this here! Thanks for posting. :)
Paint zoom complaints

Kimberly Jones said...

Looks so cool! Love the colors!

bohemiannie! art said...

Very cool...looks like a mosaic.

LiliansArt said...

Popping in from artists in Blogland enjoyed you process of pics of the painting, lovely colors kind of mod or retro colors. Nice work

Dina said...

Very cool!!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Wonderful! I love it! Thanks for joining Julie and me :)

Sue said...

Love this! I used to do doodles like this in school when I was bored...may need to try it again now that I'm grown!

Jill Grace said...

GAH!!!! You are so immensely creative - I love seeing what you create - you have amazing perspective and make me want to learn to paint

Denise Mulligan said...

I love how your abstract painting turned out! I'm so into abstract now I can't stop making them, researching and writing articles about them. I'm hooked. I'll be posting my article soon.
Stop by and join in my Artful Alphabet link party I'll have a link up next week. You can read about it today on my blog and decide if you'd like to join. Maybe a few abstract letters will show up too!
Keep up the abstract work, I think your terrific.
Have a great day!

pauline said...

They look like beautiful, soft stones, all fused together. Isn't it FUN to paint without it "needing" to look like anything? i never thought i would appreciate abstract art, but i do. Love this. xox

Nora MacPhail said...

Wonderful palette. Nice soft colours together and the stitch marks really bring it together.
Happy painting.