Hi Everyone! Thank you for checking in with me today. I have been busy painting and have completed three pieces since last Blog! I try hard to paint every day, for at least an hour, but life is busy! I would like to challenge myself soon with creating a painting a day as I have heard it is really great practice and builds inspiration!
Abstract Iceland is a large canvas 40X30 and took a long time to complete. A challenge but nonetheless a labor of love! I truly enjoyed painting this piece and was inspired by the rugged terrain of Iceland and how abstract the landscape is naturally. I checked out a friend’s photographs from a recent trip and did some research on my own and came up with the perspective of being up on a mountain top looking out over the ice flows. The colors and landscape changed a few times since my original plan. I made the mountain tops in the background ice and now covered, some green grasses showing through, the prospect that spring will be coming. I tried to keep it abstract expressionism with some detail, but leaving something to the viewers imagination. The tops of the hills in the foreground, covered in yellow and green moss and grass, and the ice flows jagged edges capped with snow, gives this piece movement and direction. It is very abstract and I am happy I was able to keep it as such!
The second painting, Tuscan Hills is a smaller piece, 14X11, which I started from an inspiration piece in class. As always, I use the photo as an inspiration. Sunset in the hills of Tuscany. A cottage at the base of the hills, trees and grasses line the drive leading up the the front door. The hills blurred by impending nightfall and the pink cast of the sunset settles in the foreground.
The third painting, Tall Grasses, is another painting I started in class. My plan was to paint movement and light. A field of tall grasses swaying in the breeze, a path leading to somewhere beyond the trees. A hint of hills and possibly a stream are off in the distance. The sky is happy and light from the sun casts a warmth to the fluffy clouds on in the field. Yes, another happy painting!
Thank you for being interested in my Artwork and Blog! Check these three paintings below!