Thursday, September 29, 2016

"What If 2" 12 x 16, oil on canvas

The second in the three part series.These three paintings all had a 'different life', they were cruciform images that I reworked into these bolder pieces.

Monday, September 26, 2016

"What If 1" 12 x 16 oil on canvas

Back to abstraction. This is one of a series of three. Aside from giving abstracts a title, there is the whole arena of how to hang these works. The orientation in which it is painted is not always 'the' way, as I rotate many paintings while working on them, and, as always, it is the viewer/purchaser who has to find the 'sweet' view. I like to people to take the work and make it their own.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Wonder" 24" x 24" oil on canvas

I have done a number of abstracts lately and now have some time to start posting them. I am always hesitant to give a name to an abstract as the painting will 'talk' to viewers in different ways. Some will love the colour, or the rhythm, while others will see a message, patterns, temperature…so I try to leave space for interpretation. This piece is both lush and dramatic, and shows off two of my 300 favourite colours (smile).