Abstract Artist on the Go

While abstract painting I like to have many original works of art on the go. I rotate what I paint, so when I get back to a big modern wall hanging or small canvas painting it seems like new to me and I know the next step to take in the creative process.

In the interim I look at other artists’ painting techniques for research and inspiration, I also buy supplies for painting. When buying paint supplies I try new things, for instance I found a triple thick glossy varnish I like and a paint thickener that adds texture and extra body to my colorful abstract paintings.

I’m also learning that being an abstract artist isn’t just about painting. I’m taking pictures of my paintings for my new upcoming website and for my abstract art portfolio. Finally a project I’m most excited about is a book I’m writing about how to use colorful abstract paintings as a focal point in home decor and as a starting point for a design makeover in any room.

The abstract painting Fire Walk shown above is a textured acrylic in red, purple and orange. Paint was applied thickly in bold swirls in this modern abstract. A walk across hot coals seems impossible, but when approached with confidence you can make it to the other side. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

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