Good morning everyone. I been trying to catch up a bit recently and finish off some paintings that I had left midway. For example, this pink and blue painting first started life as a quick abstract sketched out in marker pens. In fact, I was in my studio early one morning watching the sunrise through my window. And the glorious colours – pink, soft blue and turquoise really inspired me. So, I grabbed a pack of cheap felt tip pens and a drawing pad, and created this.
As you can see, I added greys to tone down the brightness. And these became quite a feature in my acrylic version on canvas board.
Well, I really enjoyed applying the paint thickly and creating texture in this acrylic painting on board. However, it still didn’t seem quite right and so began the long wait! Actually, I looked at it everyday ( there’s stuff all over the house being “looked at”!) And then I got busy! Does this story sound familiar? Finally, I quickly finished it with some subtle marks, so, lots of thinking led to quick painting.
And, I was fairly pleased with it, so I put it on the dresser and I’m still looking at it. But now it’s stopped talking to me, so that’s ok.
You could see more of my abstracts here in my gallery . And all of my work is for sale at reasonable prices, email me via the Contact Me page for details. And here is another pink and blue abstract, acrylic on board.
7 Replies to “A Pink and Blue Intuitive Abstract”
Some interesting mark making going on, Margaret.
Thank you, Graham. I’ve gradually realised that different kinds of marks add to the interest of an abstract. So, I’ve been experimenting a bit.
I suppose it does depend on the subject, but in my opinion the kind of work you are currently making is helped by that added dimension. I think it helps draw the viewer in and retains their interest.
I think it’s turned out great. I like the way the shapes fit into each other and I also like seeing the evolution of the image.
Thank you, Claudia! I enjoyed doing this, but I felt a bit cramped. I should go bigger maybe or try a square format.