Sunday, January 18, 2015

All Improvisation

"January Jazz",  final version, 20 x 16 inches, acrylic on canvas, January 2015
To make an abstract painting is different than painting from life. There is no subject matter except the painting itself.
"January Jazz" beginning version
I paint both from nature and abstractly. In the last couple days I made the painting depicted here. I did not know what the outcome would be when I began . . . it was all improvisation. What informed the progress was work that I have done in the past with scumbled, open areas that are punctuated by rectangles or squares of pure color, that float in the field. The pictures are dynamic in the way space is created by color and shape alone, without reference to a particular subject.
"Moroccan Drift" early 2014. oil on canvas, 24x18 inches
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