Monday, September 12, 2016

September 11, Dot-full

Day 11

30 in 30 hosted by Leslie Saeta.

I've been exploring abstracts for several months now. Abstracts are such a different mind set from what I'm used to. All painting is problem solving. I look at a photo I want to paint and ask myself, "How do I can I duplicate that texture, color or image?" In an abstract you begin with your gut instincts and the ask yourself, "What now? How am I going to make something from what I just created?" The painting seems to tell you it needs something but you don't what it is until you get there. In my other paintings it's not always easier but usually more obvious, the darks aren't dark enough, the picture isn't receding into the back ground.

I've always said that I needed something to look at to paint and have admired those who didn't. This was a fun painting for me. I hope to do more.

alcohol Inks on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
10 x 10


  1. Oh I love it! Hope you do more too :)

    1. Thanks Shelia. I had a lot of fun doing this and am trying a few others.