This is my first painting of the year using the leftover paint from the Gladioli painting I finished on New Year’s Eve and painted on Galeria Acrylic Paper.
This style is a bit of a departure for me. I want to paint more loosely and more abstractly, but I find it extremely challenging. Considering I’m a big picture sort of person, meaning I don’t worry too much about the minutiae of life – when I paint, I want to paint every little detail. The odd thing is, the art that I really like and aspire to paint is really loose, bordering on the abstract. Go figure. I am sure there is a good psychological reason behind it.
I was playing around in Picasa on one of the close-ups I took of some gladioli flowers and came up with these:
They are very Warhol-ish. I love the colors. I thought these poster-like images might help me loosen up. Do you know, I still tried to paint all the details and get the colors right! Ugh! And mixing purples is challenging. In spite of everything, I really like it. I’ve got three more to try.
I am going to try and paint or draw something every day. That is going to be very challenging as I go back to work next week, but the intention is out there. I am in my painting clothes and ready to try something different today. We will just see how things go.
Happy Painting for 2015!