I enjoy abstract paintings but I have a lot of trouble creating them. I've tried to analyze why. I think there are a few reasons:
- I really like people. I am naturally drawn to any figural art.
- I am a maximalist. More, more, more, more, and then try to cram in some more.
- I am a storyteller. Kind of an overbearing storyscreamer actually. I'm trying to work on not needing to tell the story so clearly when I create. Perhaps it comes from being a scrapbooker? Or maybe just a control freak.
Whatever the reason, in an attempt to create an abstract painting I made this big mess on a canvas:
And then I made it worse.
So I put the canvas away for a month or so.
On Friday I dragged it back out and decided to paint over the whole disaster and try again. I started painting without a thought in my head other than to play with color and texture.
But I needed a story. I told you, I'm a storyscreamer. So I turned the canvas all around, added a bit more paint, and voilá:
I'm very pleased to have created a painting that I'm happy with, from the ashes of a painting (really two paintings) that I hated. Now I just have to find somewhere to hang it....
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I know what this painting's title is and what the story is, but I'm wondering if you do? I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment letting me know what you think the title and/or story of this canvas is!