My Week in Art #9 – Large Abstract Paintings
These large abstract prints have made their way into the world via various layers of paint and printing this weekend. Their colour scheme worked well, especially when all three are hung together like they have been in my front room (see image above). I’m pleased with the way they have turned out and am looking forward to seeing all of my canvasses together (when they are back from being displayed) just to compare and contrast the direction of my monoprint series.
My favourite print above seems to me to be the strongest, this is why I prefer to create several pieces at once as there is always one that comes out stronger than the others. Having said that, personal taste will dictate and others are drawn to different elements. I do also really like the plainness and purity of the white print below, even the lack of colour adds to its abstraction I feel.
The cherry red print below depicts two figures together, what they are communicating is up to you. The story between the figures is again, yours to decide as well. I have my thoughts and ideas as the initial sketched were taken from classic business photography. I’ll be adding these prints to my Etsy shop shortly along with many more small framed prints and my new line coming soon…
The image below is some of the processes involved with making these large abstract paintings. I used a piece of cellophane over my art box as a surface to print off of. After so many failed attempts at printing using paper that is absorbent, or paint that’s still wet, this method is the best so far. Well, the best until I get my hands on a huge piece of marble!
Other bits this week and more large abstract paintings I love…
A scary vision of the future? Hopefully not. I’ll be buying this in book form too.
Brighton’s Labour Party hanging out in the pub my art is in 🙂
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