Friday, April 18, 2014

Abstract Portraits


I have tried for a few years now to paint portraits.  I am realizing I just do not enjoy creating realism.  Maybe because it is too much of a challenge for me (very possible)  or maybe its because abstract is just more interesting to me.  Either way I grabbed a canvas board the other night along with some paynes gray and white welcoming whatever showed up.  

Whenever I paint this way I always feel as though parts of myself spill out onto the canvas.  I suppose each of us leave small parts of ourselves within our work.  Whether its images or words it would be hard not to.  As artists our work comes from a deeper place, one that we may not even be aware of.  And that place can be very powerful . . . 

xo

Linking up with Paint Party Friday today :)

5 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this painting. Very nicely done
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. I absolutely adore this! You really capture something in the subject with those paint strokes. She is marvelously dimensional!

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  3. I love it! Shades of Munch's The Scream perhaps? Very strong and emotional piece. Happy PPF!

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  4. This is so beautiful. LOVE your portrait!

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