Thursday, March 12, 2009
By definition abstract means: 1.Considered apart from matter or from specific examples;not concrete. 2.Theoretical;ideal, as opposed to practical. 3.Abstruse:abstract thinking. 4.Considered or expressed without reference to particular example. 5.In art, generalized or universal, as opposed to concrete, specific, or representational;tending away from the realistic or literal.
SO, by that definition I'm not sure what I painted was abstract, BUT it is definitely not what I normally do. I tried really HARD to 'let loose' and have fun.
I DID have fun but feel like I was still trying too hard to control my painting
therefore it doesn't have a 'real' abstract feel to it. As soon as I saw the cactus
form emerging in the above picture I kept adding to it to make it feel more like a cactus. In essence I was being a bit of a control freak!My title for it is "Cactus Moon".
My second attempt below-- I really tried to loosen up.I used an old credit card to apply paint in a big,sweeping motion and then I started seeing leaves appear and so I added a faint version of stems, then I added the moon again. I like the colors in this one. This is titled "Edge of Pond".
Thanks to all who left comments concerning my little health issue from yesterday.
I got the ultrasound report back and everything is just fine and dandy! Woo Hoo!
Still can't figure out why I felt like my aorta was giving birth to an alien but
as long as it doesn't happen again, I guess I'm good. Anyway, thanks for your kind
Hugs to all!