I little while ago (let’s say that was about a year ago!) I took an online abstract painting course with a focus on loosening up and letting go in your art. Although I don’t paint much anymore, and never painted in abstract, I thought the lessons might help in other areas of my art.
In this exercise, the canvas was divided with tape to create a windowpane. When you feel the painting is complete, you remove the tape to see what was created on the 6 or 8 individual paintings.
The object was to paint with colors you liked and adding shapes that pleased you. When I turned the painting sideways, the white and yellow round shapes I had painted reminded me of water lilies on my blue and green background.
Little did I realize at that time the decision to turn the canvas was a harbinger of how our lives were about to go. The chaos of standing still as life swirls and going nowhere, sideways.
These paintings are artist quality acrylic with color pencil accents on watercolor paper, mounted with matte medium onto 1 inch thick blocks of pine board. The size of the blocks are approximately 5 x 5 1/2 inches. They are sealed with a UV resistant matte varnish.
There is a hole drilled in the back to accommodate a nail so they can set on a shelf or be hung on the wall.
They are signed by me on the back. These will be available in my Etsy store.
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