Friday, June 15, 2012

Abstract Undone

I haven't painted much lately but last weekend I grabbed some of my favorite colors, payne's gray, raw umber, titan buff, and white, used my fingers and just played.  I actually haven't used a brush in a while.  I wear gloves though cause I don't want to deal with all that paint on my hands but it still feels good to move the paint around with only my hands.  I wish I had taken progression shots so you could see how this began.  Typically I do but it went so fast I just wasn't paying attention to photographing it along the way.  

Funny that I completed the whole piece horizontal.  And after stepping back I decided that I hated it!  Then I turned it around and it just felt right.  The finger prints in the upper right corner looks like the top of a tree and below the two circles I see a dragonfly.  So cool how that happens.  I scratched into the paint as I went along.  I am not sure if it is completely finished.  I feel like I need to add some letters or numbers with my stencil somewhere.  Hmmmm . . . 

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Wishing you all a lovely weekend!



  1. I LOVE this kind of painting, and all the hidden images that come to the front the more you look at it. Beautiful work!
    Happy PPF,

  2. Love the abstract painting ~ great palette and sooooo creative! ~thanks, enjoy the weekend ^_^ ~ A Creative Harbor

  3. Terrific abstract painting and such fun do. Happy PPF, Annette x

  4. Great abstract, cool and intriguing!

  5. This is one of the coolest uses of colour I’ve seen - it's almost like colourless colour - very cool! texture....

  6. Cathy,
    This is one of my favorites of yours!
    You're using that gorgeous palette again, and these marks are just so delightful!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  7. I love the hidden images and little bits of the reveal... I like how your work is developing and getting more and more complex as the weeks progress...xx

  8. this does sound like a fun way to paint! Another good reason for the gloves I'd think would be because some of the colors we use are carcinogenic. (therefore I always toss my paint brush water outdoors, and not down the drain)...

    I like the way this turned out. Love black/white/gray

  9. Wow! That's wonderful! Glad you shared a little about your process! Looks great! Happy PPF!

  10. This looks fantastic! Very dimensional, almost like a piece of machinery, you did a great painting!

  11. I really love the depth and dimension of this. Fascinating!