A few month ago I mentioned that I was experimenting with abstract painting, as a way to break away from my own artistic constrictions and explore other areas of my creativity.
Well, since then I have managed to produce quite a few canvasses, put together a tumblr gallery to showcase the paintings, and opened a little Etsy shop dedicated to my abstract art.
The sizes are small for now, as I want to be able to start and finish the paintings within reasonable time, while I keep the original concept fresh in my mind.
Way too often I start a piece and end up working on it for months (if not years!), and with time I feel it looses significance.
I’m planning to start working on larger pieces, the moment I manage to clear some space in my studio and time on my on calendar.
Abstract art have such a strong impact on large canvasses.
Creatures, black & white and stripes…back into familiar territory.
At least for a little while.
I have been working on a series of black paintings.
Yes, all completely black.
The inspiration comes from the content of my wardrobe, which consists of mostly black clothes.
The rather difficult task of looking for a specific garment is made easier by the slightly different tones, textures, shininess of the black fabric.
That gave me the idea of exploring the colour through those characteristics.
These are the first 4 of the series. They measure 6×6 inches (15x15cm), oils on linen, my medium of choice at the moment.
The overall plan is to create sixteen of them, to make a square of 4 by 4.
A few things I’m working on…
Nothing like drawing at night.
The lights are dimmed, all the bustle of the day died down, everything is quiet and subdued.
Just the way I like it.
I’ve painted the studio in grey. A light shade of ash grey, with a bluish hint.
Such a beautiful colour it makes me want to hug the walls!
I’m not sure if I’ve decided on the grey because I was painting creatures in subtle shades of grey, just before the move, or I started painting grey creatures because I already made my mind about grey walls.
|new grey painting
A part from the wall I haven’t painted in weeks.
Moving tend to unsettle me and often it takes ages to get back into a suitable creative routine.
And we all know how important is a good working routine.
Now, after getting rid of the hideous magnolia that covered every inch of the new flat, I’m free to open the boxes and set up my work space properly.
The room is not particularly big, but there’s enough for a big table and comfy chair, the easel, a few shelves and probably a sofa bed, as the place is going to double as “guest room” if necessary.
My head and sketchbooks are full of ideas and techniques that urgently need to be put into practice.