Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Place

I am in the " 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge" once again! 
For this challenge I want to try something different, and perhaps learn a few things along the way?  My challenge is to paint 30 abstract paintings using water soluble paints, if possible?  
This will be a challenge for me because my painting style is representational, and 
I have only painted with oil paints.
 
 "Place"

12x12   Acrylic and Gesso on paper

Why did I name my painting "Place"?   
Because I wanted the viewer to decide if it was morning or evening?  
And, whether it was a cityscape or trees and field, or maybe even a lake?
I tried putting in a reflection that would describe water, but thought it took away from the focus.
Through this challenge, I am finding design the most important element.
Thank You for looking!
 

4 comments:

  1. looks like a snow covered mountain to me with a small village on a bench mid level. I love it though. Maybe the best one yet.

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    1. Sharon,
      Thank you for your very nice comment!
      It is fascinating, "what" we all see in an abstract.
      They may be more personal, than representational painting?

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  2. Love it! I think you're on to something with this abstract thing. Good luck with Leslie Saeta's challenge!

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  3. Helen H Trachy,
    Thank you for your very nice comment and encouragement!
    This "abstract journey" has had it's ups and downs.
    I will be writing more about what I have learned at a later date.

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