My first time

May 1, 2017
I’ve finally decided to try blogging about my work. A new idea for me!  I’ll see how it goes. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with a different approach:   painting  abstractly.  This  has appealed  for some time, but I can’t quite manage to rid myself of some portion of the landscape imagery.  I have been painting a series of small pieces on Arches oil paper…which is specially treated  to take oil paint without requiring gesso.  It’s pretty cool.  I like the way the thickened paint sits on the paper.  I’ve posted  a few of these below.

Coming up with titles  is often a  challenge.  These little paintings are no different.  I’ve designated them by number and also named, if something occurs to me.  I should add that they measure a little less than 6 inches square.   I frame them in white square IKEA frames, floating on a white mat and like the effect of the  border with its torn paper edges.  

Abstract #3; “Greyscape”; 5.75 x 5.75 ins; oil/cold wax on Arches oil paper.

Abstract #2; 5.75x 5.75 ins; oil/cold wax on Arches oil paper

Abstract #1; “Blue Moon”; 5.75 x 5.75 ins; Oil/cold wax on Arches oil paper.

Abstract #4; 5.75x 5.75 ins; oil/cold wax on Arches oil paper.