What a lovely summer so far! I started out by taking a wonderful course from Brian Smith, Toronto artist and master painter, drawer and teacher. My journey: to learn the language of abstraction. Brian's course focused on figurative abstraction, and reinforced our knowledge of composition, value, and colour theory. Brian also introduced us to the works of many figurative abstract painters, and shared his own process with us. I am emulating part of his learning process by looking at the work of these artists, and following their processes as well.
As a graphic designer, composition and planning, visualization and dialog factor in a huge way in my work. I am now reinforcing releasing some of that strategy, and yielding to the moment.
The first four paintings are the result of a negative painting process on a 'messy' painted background.
Inset here is the starting piece for +40. The floral paintings had similar, if slightly more 'splotchily' coloured beginnings.
Below are my abstract landscape-inspired pieces. It is important to note that all works here are based on a considered palette combination: secondary triads, mixed complementaries, etc. In fact, palette choice was the first consideration. Paintings can be purchased as is for $50.00 unmounted, unframed. Contact me to inquire.
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