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.