I started out the summer painting whimsical, cheerful garden scenes and florals Diane Culhane's wonderful online course, "Paint Your Garden". I do love flowers, but my heart has been leaning more toward abstract compositions in the past few years. Recently I've been working my way through a fantastic course offered by Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen - Layer Love 2.0. The class focuses on painting abstract paintings with Golden Open paints. And finally, all of the techniques and things I've learned in the past three years are coming together exactly how I want them to. Here are some of the abstract paintings I've been working on this week.
Acrylic on 10" x 12" panel
This next one is actually done over a floral painting I'd started earlier but wasn't happy with. There were too many different colors and patterns and it felt too busy. Plus, my flower shapes felt tight and didn't look loose and free like I wished they would. So I mixed some grey and covered a lot of what was there, adding some sgraffito (scratching into wet paint) so that some of the bright color and patterns still showed. It all came together so quickly and felt right. I love when that happens!
|"Find Your Way"|
mixed media on 8"x10" stretched canvas
|In the Mist|
mixed media on 10"x10" cradled canvas
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I appreciate your comments so much! I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday. Take a look and check out the exciting work artists from around the world have been doing this week.