i am the first to admit that i have a lot to learn
about painting abstracts. my normal way to paint is to put down
color and or collage and look for a face or a figure.
in the past my attempts at abstracts have felt awkward and
i had not known where to go once i started. so i tried something new.
i started with this collaged piece from an earlier experiment.
then selected a portion of it that i thought
might make an interesting abstract.
i narrowed the scope with a viewfinder.
i loved the colors in this painting by plain air artist
and used the it as a reference start.
this is a really large painting (for me), 33" x 40". i am working
on unstretched gesso canvas taped to a large foam core board.
usually i work with it on a table top so i can walk around it but the foam core allows
it to be propped up against the wall to get a different perspective.
and just a follow up on the neck
i filled the neck with several coats of wood putty.
did a little sanding and painting and the
reconstruction is complete. all is well.