Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Paintings

I have been busy - busy - busy!!! I believe Dog Stealer is finally finished - I am trying not to look at it for a while after studying it for several hours the other day. Of course there are things I am not happy with - as always - but over all I think I am done. I will get the final photo up in the next few days - providing I don't change my mind and repaint stuff. I am at a place where I either can't see what needs to be fixed or I am not concerned enough to fix the stuff I see - seems like a stopping point to me. This one definitely needs to be varnished - so I have to wait for it to dry enough to do that too.

So here are some abstracts I've been working on in the Joyful-Joyful project. While they might be OK in and of themselves I don't think they are hitting the target as far as what I am trying to express. This is killing me - who would have ever guessed that this abstract business would be so darn challenging?? Certainly not me!

Untitled 2b - vertical
12" x 24"
acrylic on hardboard

Untitled 2a - horizontal
12" x 24"
Acrylic on hardboard

I am showing 2 views of these as I am not certain which way I like them best yet - or even if they are finished.

Untitled 1a - Vertical
16" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

Untitled 1b - Horizontal
16" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

Untitled Abstract
24" x 24"
Acrylic collage on hardboard

I am pretty sure I like this one this way, so no point in boring you with other views. Actually I do this for me too - there is something about seeing my painting online that enables me to view them more objectively. I really get a different feel for them, so it's really helpful for me to look at them this way too.

Comments and votes for which direction you like best are welcome.

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  1. Hey Nath, I think the 1b horizontal should be your entry for the DSFDF blog...the new sushi photo. This painting is wonderful. I'm into your abstracts. I think they are full of movement and emotion. Hope you're feeling better. jb

  2. LOL - I actually thought about that myself! Maybe it will be...Thanks for the encouragement.

  3. Hello Nathalie - I've left a little something on my blog for you; please retrieve!

  4. I really like the 2a - horizontal - when I look at it I get a great feel of movement and a general happy feeling. :) It is like moving down a beautiful, light filled path. The general juxtaposition of the colors against one another - like the violet and yellow on the far left are lovely!

  5. I know I am a little behind the ball here but I am just catching up after a crazy week or two. I REALLY like the Untitled 1b - Horizontal, it's my fav from this entry's options. I want to see that in person tomorrow when I stop by. Keep it up!
    nathalie (jr.)

  6. I love the blues and greens in the first painting, and I think I prefer it horizontally.
    I actually gasped when I came to it.
    Thanks for sharing your paintings- I'm loving them!