Look at my Framed Abstracts


Good morning everyone. I finished this small watercolour painting yesterday and, with a bit of magic, it’s now one of my new framed abstracts. Isn’t science wonderful? Only a few minutes work, and there it is , in a frame and on the wall of a virtual room!

Up in the Dining Room

Not only does it boost my confidence to see my work displayed on the wall. But also I can then easily assess the work and make mental notes how to progress in the next one.

Perhaps you might not be aware, but I can see quite a lot of influence here from the Painting with Yvette course I am following. For example, the general movement of the colour red across the paper. Also, I have used both thin, washy paint and more thickly applied coats in this composition. In addition, I have applied patches of fine surface pattern on the top layer. Obviously, this might not be all that easy to see in these images of one of my framed abstracts. But, close up it is more effective and I learned all this from this excellent course.

In the Shadows

Finally, I couldn’t resist ‘hanging’ this little abstract on the wall. And I like the way the dark, moody colour of the background complements the mysterious feeling of the painting. In fact, when I look at it now, I think of a passage back into the light from a dark place, perhaps a cave? However, it was an intuitive composition, with no planning beforehand. If you would like to see more of my abstract work, see here.

12 Replies to “Look at my Framed Abstracts”

  1. I’m just dipping my toe into abstract after years of representational pieces. It never occurred to me to try one in watercolour (my usual medium) because the ones I’ve been admiring are acrylics. How exciting!
    And I adore that first piece. Those colours really sing to me.
    Thanks for sharing your journey. Now…I need to check out that course. 😉

    1. Thank you, Aprille. The course really is good. I’ve been trying abstract for a few months now and I can see my style changing. This one is a quick piece in a sketchbook – I keep my travel kit of watercolours on the dining table. It’s very handy for short bits of me time.

    1. Thank you, Tiffany! You’re so right – when they are ‘framed’ people can really appreciate the design and so on.

  2. I love this abstract! Reading about you, your art, your diversity of subjects and the fact that you paint small was very comforting. As an artist we sometimes feel unfocused and all over the place, even if just an amateur still trying to find my “style”. Thank you for the link to Yvette, her courses look interesting, I’m always in search of learning from artists that inspire me!

    1. Thank you so much, Natalie! You’re right, I do tend to paint a variety of subjects. And I sometimes wonder if it’s a good thing! I hope you find Yvette’s teaching helpful, I certainly do.

Let me know what you think !