Original Abstract Paintings Develop with Time and Patience

As an abstract artist I’m always growing and improving my painting techniques. I expand my style by adding more bold color and thick texture to my canvases. I’m also growing to appreciate some of the bold abstracts I’ve painted, but put aside.

I didn’t see their uniqueness at the time, but as I mature and experiment, my artistic tastes expand to include more abstract art styles and now when I go back through my stack of rejected and forgotten abstract paintings I have the ability to make improvements to those modern wall hangings that needed extra contemplation. 

Never reject any modern art you’ve painted. Instead try to expand your style with that canvas as a starting point. Having several painting sessions with difficult abstracts will help you foster a connection to your art. You’ll achieve a depth of expression in your contemporary abstracts through color, texture, movement of the brush and layering. You just need to allow yourself the time to get there.
You may also notice that putting some time between your painting sessions helps you go back and critic your artwork in a constructive way that moves you forward. So when an abstract canvas is not working, it’s best not to push. Some painted canvases I may not look at for several months, I work on other modern abstracts instead, so I have several modern paintings on the go that I will come back to until they are finished.

The abstract painting Sun, Moon and Stars shown above is a textured acrylic in green, deep blue, yellow and orange. In this modern art the paint was applied thickly on canvas. Looking up at the sky and imagining what might be out there that is yet undiscovered is bewitching and awe inspiring. The magical unknown. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

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