Friday, January 31, 2014

Playing With Abstracts

Yet another work in progress.  Sometimes I have to ask myself, "Am I ever truly finished with an abstract?"  I've recently been playing around with abstracts again, and occasionally have to take long breaks from the painting to prevent mucking it up. Patience has never been a strength of mine, but I am learning through this process of experimentation, that I need to take a break for a while to "feel" where the painting is going next - if at all.  Often it is during this rest period away from the painting, that I will determine if it is finished.  It may take days or weeks of glancing at a painting at random times to determine if I want to add something else, or leave it be.

Here are a couple examples of what I mean.

The first layers of a mixed media abstract.
The second layers of colors worked on weeks later.
Still deciding if, what, & where I want to work next with this piece. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Latest Work In Progress

Latest Mixed Media piece on Gallery wrapped canvas.
Blue Ringed Octopus
36" X 48"

Not finished yet, but this is what 25+ hours of work looks like thus far.