After my last abstract I wanted to try it out with my usual color palette and chose a photo of the milky way as reference. I admit, that kind of kept me from being open because I somehow tried to make it look like the milky way. At one point I tried to break free from it, which resulted in a rather chaotic painting.
Some days ago I took a class from Denise Love about abstract painting and color blocking. I decided to go for the colors she used in her class and mixed similar colors with my acrylic paints (although I somehow forgot to mix the yellow ochre, oops). Then I just went for it and played around with large brushes, my palette knife and a scraper. And I have to admit, that I really like the result.
Originally I wanted to do some watercolor florals as decoration for the tracker but somehow inspiration just didn’t hit me. Instead I felt more drawn to create some abstracts and I recently fell a bit in love with the color combination of spring green, sunset orange and mint green that a friend recently gave me as a task. Today I sat down and played a bit aroung with my acrylic colors and I really like the pop of color they give.
Lately, I’ve been drawn to abstract painting more and more. It’s a unique form of art that allows me to express my creativity without being bound by traditional techniques or rules. On the other hand it’s also a challenge if you get stuck in your head. What helps me to prevent going in my head is to just play and experiment without an intention of making „good“ looking art.