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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Day 7 of 100 abstracts in 100 days
Today is day seven and I have worked on this one off and on all day. This board that I have painted on is a scrap from my dad's house. I pulled the tape off and it left a texture that was interesting. I played around with what was behind the taped area. I probably did three different things until I settled on these beautiful color's of turquoise, green and white. I'm satisfied with the way it turned out. Originally I thought that painting an abstract would be less confining that painting a realistic image. But in fact what seems to be happening is just the opposite. I was able to stop when I had it looking as realistic as I wanted .. with the abstracts the decisions are not just about whether it looks like something. They are about whether the colors work or what the composition is and does it look balanced and not necessarily symmetrical but interesting to look it. Is there enough visual interest to even cause the viewer to want to look closer. I also have to remind myself that this is my experiment. I am trying to remain positive even though there is little interest in these paintings .. se la vie. I'm still hoping that they work will take on a life of it's own. Thanks for stopping over and send me an email if you are interested in today's work at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a fabulous rest of the night.