Abstract Nautical Noise – Intuitive Paintings

Abstract Nautical Noise – Intuitive Paintings

I’d like to share Abstract Nautical Noise, which is the second to last intuitive painting set I created in 2016. These nine studies were produced over the course of four months, from August to November, and I reworked them several times. Nevertheless, in this series, I still worked intuitively; I spontaneously incorporated shapes and elements which reminded me of underwater landscapes, plants and animals, hence the title Abstract Nautical Noise. The studies were created three at a time (in sets of 3) like my previous intuitive painting set, Nine Intuitive Abstracts.

First Six Abstract Studies

The first six studies were painted in a harmonious color scheme, using adjacent colours on the colour wheel. This time I used mostly brushes instead of spatulas, which is rather out of the ordinary for me. I painted with a broad range of techniques over several subsequent steps, using tape, negative painting and dripping. An element I particularly enjoy in these works is the blue paint drips, because I like how the paints separated on a chemical level; I achieved this effect by using acrylics of different brands as well as acrylic ink.

#46 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#46 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#47 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#47 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#48 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#48 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#49 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#49 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#50 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#50 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#51 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#51 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

 

Last Three Abstract Studies

I wanted to establish a dominant point of interest in the last three studies. I decided to try weaving leather strings through the paper. I enjoy the contrast of colour and texture on the matte, pastel colours of the background.

#52 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#52 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics, leather on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#53 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#53 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics, leather on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#54 (Study) 11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm Acrylics on paper Martin Lukas Ostachowski

#54 (Study)
11 x 14 in. / 27,9 x 35,6 cm
Acrylics, leather on paper
Martin Lukas Ostachowski

 

Although this painting set took longer to create than usual, I enjoyed working on it. I am happy to have discovered the effect of separating paints. I like the effect and will develop this approach further in future studies and paintings.

 

 

About Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. I work mostly with acrylics on paper, and I prefer large spatulas over brushes.

7 Comments

  1. Kat on 2. February 2017 at 9:36

    I’m not big fan of abstractionism, but your work is really great. They are lovely pieces of art, I like number 47 the most:)

  2. Ruth I. on 3. February 2017 at 3:09

    I am not good with drawing or painting but i love to observe and see the process and final result of a painting. Your works are great :)

  3. Euge Nia on 3. February 2017 at 12:59

    I love paintings and abstractionism, your works are really amazing! Love how you use different techniques and brushes! Last three abstract studies are my favorite, love the contrast of colors!

  4. Carola on 18. October 2017 at 13:04

    I love these intuitive paintings. So you made 9 in 4 months. That’s quite a lot. And I love the result. My favorite is the last set of 3. The choice of colors is excellent. I agree with you on the color and texture contrast. Love it!

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