I'll be showing along a wall in the children's section, so a show with children's collages would probably go over pretty well. But I'm into my abstracts right now, and if there's one thing I've learned about art, follow your inspiration. If you want to paint abstracts but you feel obligated to paint a sheep, that's gonna be one cruddy looking sheep.
Plus, a no-pressure library show is a good way for me to start with this new style. I'm thinking I'll leave a comment book and see what people say. They probably won't say anything, but you never know.
Anyway, onto the art.
Lots of blues and green in this batch. Clearly I'm drawn to these colors. (The next painting needs to have some red in it or else I'll have only one painting with warm tones. One of these things is not like the others....)
My goal for this painting, Unraveled (in Blue,) was to incorporate drips.
|Unraveled (in Blue) 2012 j.c.phillipps|
I was inspired by a few paintings in my abstract book,
And, so far, this is the painting that is closest to what I envisioned when I started. I'm quite pleased with it. I like the soft, wet parts. I like the hard, dark drips. To me, it looks kinda like a misty urban setting with a unraveled rope in the foreground. Thus, the title.
This painting, Tideway Spiral, was completely unplanned.
|Tideway Spiral 2012 j.c. phillipps|
This was the bottom part of a larger painting. I was trying to do something completely different and then I just started to play around with spirals and I kinda loved the bottom part. We can call it an "accidental abstract." But not to a buyer. To a buyer this was completely intentional and all my years as an artist helped me to perfectly balance the composition and have complete control over the wet technique. Shhhhh.
Oval Abstract: Blue and Green is more controlled.
|Oval Abstract: Blue and Green 2012 j.c. phillipps|
That'll be it's nickname.
In other news: it's another beautiful March day. I have been working on the side garden and when it's up and running I'll share my handiwork.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!