You might think that I created this acrylic abstract composition during Lockdown this year – it definitely would fit the theme of loneliness and isolation . In fact , I have painted a few similar – perhaps I’ll gather them together into a post one day soon . Anyway , this was done as part of a series last year on the problems of modern life as a woman ( but that’s another story ). What I really wanted to talk about was the way this came about .
Pink and Green Abstract
This is how it began ! My very first proper abstract ever – painted for an on-line group on Facebook. It did get quite a few likes , but I was not really very pleased with it , so I decided to try to create another painting out of it , using the same colour palette and some of the same shapes . Of course , this is more easily achieved with acrylic paint than with watercolour or mixed media . The paint has great covering capacity .
This is the halfway stage – the composition is just beginning to emerge. Then I started thinking about the way some women today are not allowed to move around freely and this image of someone staring wistfully outside seemed to fit my theme .
I hope you enjoyed reading about how I used one canvas to create another. It was an interesting experiment . If you did , there is another post I wrote not too long ago, where I describe the same process . Just click on the link here . And you can see more pictures about Modern Woman in my Gallery-People here .
Do you like looking at Story Pictures ? I love creating them . Some people like to have the explanation to think about , some prefer to make up their own idea of what the painting is about . What do you think ?
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