I paint colorful abstracts. Before I paint I consider what will make each abstract I paint work in a room to rejuvenate the space and make it inspiring. Using color is a good way to achieve this, especially when color is combined with texture on canvas. Usually something good comes out of it my time in the studio... but other times there are challenges.
I can paint several abstract paintings during the week. I want my modern abstract paintings to be unique and fresh so I always try something new. But even if my abstract painting experiments don’t work out, I learn something for next time and I can’t wait to get back to the studio.
Abstract paintings can look simplistic, but actually getting the right balance of color, texture and movement across the canvas is not easy. At times I may feel like I’m not up to the challenge. That can all change in a moment when I take a deep breathe and let go of expectation and just put my brush to the canvas. After all small changes made to a less than original painting (also known as a disaster) can be interesting and one step away from brilliant.
The abstract painting Garden Grasshopper is a textured acrylic in green, yellow, red and orange. This modern painting was poured and blended on canvas. Admiring nature in the garden is calming and watching even the smallest of creatures like the grasshopper who has existed before the dinosaurs is fascinating. This original wall hanging measures 18” x 24”.