Blog Post 12.18.11 (New Painting Series)

I have been working on a new series of abstract paintings.  I have not decided on a name yet, but some of the choices coming to mind are “Universe”, “Constellation” or “Cosmos”.  This is the 1st big series I am doing from my new studio space.  My favorite part about doing my abstract paintings is playing and discovering what develops from the painting.  There is such freedom in starting with no preconceived idea, even-though it is scary. Well, the first piece in the series just happened, it was actually a combination of the beginning of the painting, and some small exercises on paper that I really liked.  When I put it together it just spoke to me.  Then the rest of them is just running with the basic idea and playing with different techniques until I am happy with the results.  A friend suggested I take pictures of one of my pieces at different stages, which would be quite interesting, so I thought I would post the 1st photo tonight.

Below I have the first few pieces of my series.  The top 2 paintings in the photo are finished, and the ones below them are getting close.  (Not a good photo, but you get the idea).

Below is the first layer in one of my next pieces for this series.  I also have a couple of close-up shots of the cool details that inspire me to do more!

First layer

First layer

Close up detail

Close up detail

Close up detail

Close up detail

The sad part is that quite a bit of this cool detail will probably get covered up, but the end result will hopefully be awesome! (That’s the goal anyway!) 🙂

Keep posted for the next layer…

 

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