Nine New Intuitive Abstract Paintings
I’m back from summer vacation and posting a new set of nine intuitive abstract paintings, which were painted back in June. I created these three at a time (in sets of 3). I’m still very much enjoying the spontaneous approach to painting, without any sketches, drawings or photos, as it creates an interesting element of chance and surprise.
In my last series I picked my colours spontaneously during the creation process. This time, I decided to work with pre-selected colors, though the colours didn’t always end up matching as I would expect. Also, for each set of 3 paintings, I decided to experiment using a different approach.
For the first set of 3 intuitive abstract paintings, I chose a concept from my sketchbook which appealed to me in terms of its geometrical forms and patterns. This was the first time I incorporated metallic paints in my painting; I realize I do like the metallic effects and plan to explore these paints more in the future.
For my second set of paintings, I decided to create linear forms using spatulas, and limited my paints to only a few colors. I also used complimentary colors for the backgrounds.
I applied many different layers of paint for the last set of intuitive abstract paintings, and worked with a spatula on partially dried paint to create patterns and textures in the surface; the partially dried paint allows for some interesting effects.
Stay tuned for my next photography blog post about Nova Scotia coming up soon.