Saturday, September 11, 2010

Leftover Abstractions

Leftover Star
This is part of my ongoing series of abstracts which are like a counterpoint to my realistic paintings. They are united in that I use my leftover paint from my realistic paintings and slap it onto boards and canvases with the palette knife. So no paint brush ever touched this board. In this one, I just wanted to see what would happen by starting at the centre and pushing the paint out in all directions. I have started in other parts of the canvas or used other hand motions for some of my other ones. At the end, I just put some white paint at the centre to focus attention. I think it sits well and creates some a sense of moving back as you look further from the centre. Anyway, it's a fun way to break from detailed painting, just slap on the paint and see what happens and do that with layer upon layer upon layer. Size is nine by twelve inches. Sold.

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