An Intuitive Abstract Composition in Pink and Green
This is the first painting in a set of three that I mentioned a couple of posts ago .I think I must have imagined a tropical scene or a scene in a jungle before I started painting . The colours I was drawn to – luscious pinks and vibrant greens – definitely fitted into this theme . I tried really hard not to paint anything too figurative and realistic but when I stood back from my easel, I saw suggestions of a bird , an insect , perhaps an animal, flowers and leaves . So I realized this acrylic abstract was going to be semi-abstracted not purely abstract . But that’s ok – I often find that my paintings decide what they want to be , without a lot of input from me . I even turned this one upside down several times to paint it and the motifs still appeared !
Paradise – Birds , Flowers and an Insect ? – details from my acrylic abstract
I believe that the term ‘ paradise ‘ has its origins in a word which meant ‘garden’ , a place with lush growth and plenty of water , a place where you could rest and gaze upon a beautiful scene . When I painted this , I was thinking about the story I was telling in a series of three canvases for a commission proposal : this is the first one ‘Paradise ‘ and the second one ‘ Hell on Earth ‘ was shown in a previous post in May and it carries the story forward .. All will become clearer soon when I reveal the third part !