Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Organic Abstracts

Even the most unformed abstract paintings seem to have inspiration in some shape or form. I am finding that my past experience of close-up photography of flowers and later doing close-up flower paintings is leading me into abstracts that reflect organic shapes like ones that might be found in nature.

Molten is part of my ongoing exploration of abstracting organic shapes drawn with primary colors and simple highlights to draw and hold the eye. The paint is laid on in a couple of layers using both a brush and various sized knives. I can almost see a flower pushing to break free of the canvas..........

Molten, Acrylic on stretched canvas, 18"x24", $100 (unframed)


  1. I couldn't agree more! So many people are confused by abstract thinking. That it comes entirely from the mind, (which is true in a sense i guess) but so much more is involved. . . environment (in your case a flower) influences what you see in your head and makes you translate it onto paper.
    well done

  2. Stefan: Thanks for your comment. Moving from the logical and reductionistic to the abstract and impressionistic is often quite hard, especially at the beginning. I am still working at it!