"Splash of Hollyhocks"
12x12 Oil on Linen Panel
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.