I'm currently distracted painting abstracts. For years, I've been unable to "see" a path to paint in an abstracted manner. But evidently, my brain flipped the switch. No worries though, I'm still going to paint my impressionistic art. Just going to ride the abstract waves for a while.
After many years of contemplating painting some abstracts, I finally took the plunge. It was a blast! I struggled for a starting point but found that inspiration from my last painting "Garden Shed II".
Keeping some basic rules in my sight, I let color drive this work. Color harmony, shape variety, calm & chaos were floating through my mind. Stopping before I overworked was a challenge. In the end, I was pleased. I think it successful because I started with a sound foundation & hopefully, never lost sight of it. Check out my Art Tip Blog post for Tuesday, it will be about what makes a good abstract & a few other thoughts.