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.
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.
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.