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November 8, 2017 November 8, 2017

Filed under: Abstract,Acrylics,Daily Post — lindahalcombfineart @ 4:08 pm
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I am trying to post every day but am having trouble getting my images from my iPhone to my laptop so I use them in a post. I am working on it and am learning all about digital communications from my granddaughter. She thinks my WIFI is the problem…? Anyway my problem, not yours.

Yesterday I spent the day with one of my grandsons. Ian is in his early 20’s and we sat together and painted small abstract paintings. I googled abstract art before we started so he could see examples. We how the styles differ so he would have a starting point. Ian has Asberger’s syndrome which is on the autism spectrum. He loves writing and drawing but is sometimes overwhelmed when he has too many choices so I told him we would both use white and black and would each choose two other colors of acrylic paint. Ian chose red and blue and I chose red and yellow. He’s patriotic and I’m wishing for sunny days after all this rain!

Here is Ian’s abstract painting. I think it is GREAT for his first attempt. He is interested in super heroes…could you tell?

 

Abstract I1

 

Here is my painting. I’ve done very little painting with acrylic paints so I am experimenting with techniques. I laid down paint in various shapes and then “floated” color letting it dry thoroughly. This is a very wet technique I use with my watercolor abstracts to achieve layers and add depth. I finished by dropping on paint and working it with a kleenex. Not sure about the results…I love Ian’s painting…a lot more fun than mine!

 

Abstract 2017- L1

 

2 Responses to “November 8, 2017”

  1. Stacia Says:

    Wow! I actually love your piece! I first saw it on my phone while walking. The color tones came through very clearly as if to show a woman who has on a short-sleeve, cinched dress looking over her left shoulder. Her face is mysteriously obscured by the yellow and reds. She has a French roll updo for her hair. The colors placed all around seems like a person recalling a memory of a time & place. It causes intrigue and makes the viewer want to know more – it’s lovely in it’s beauty and mystery!

    • Wow! Your thoughts are exactly why I find abstract painting so rewarding. Each person is allowed to interpret a piece and to build in their own interests, history and emotions. What you saw is so very interesting. Thank you for sharing!


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