Abstract Painting on a Quiet Afternoon

Painting a colorful abstract on a free afternoon is bliss. All colors are my favorite, but I particularly like bold colors and the unexpected that can happen when color and texture is combined.

An abstract painting can make you feel like you're falling in love, or make you feel serene yet full of energy and inspired. I enjoy the complexity of emotions a single modern abstract painting can evoke. As an abstract artist those positive feelings are what I want to capture again and again.
My favorite inspirations for my bold abstracts come from nature; blue sky, mountain ranges, big flower gardens and forested areas where birds are singing. Festivals are inspiring too, the bold colored costumes and body movement of the dancers comes through in my modern contemporary painting style. I also love to express internal struggles and that moment when clarity arrives. At other times the path my paintbrush takes comes from an inner restful place.   
The abstract painting Evening Walk shown above is a textured acrylic in green, deep blue, purple and orange. For this modern abstract art the paint was applied thickly to canvas. Walking on a lamp lit path, the candles burn bright to hold back the night, but the shadows still grow and later blend into a peaceful sleepy dream. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

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