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daq7
04-25-2015, 01:07 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2015/1969956-anubis_gates_small.jpg

lmfmartinez
04-25-2015, 06:39 PM
Oh, I like this! Lots to look at here. I'm not very knowledgable about abstracts but I think it's good.

daq7
04-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Thank you. For me abstracts are all about the color and texture and movement of the composition. These days I am doing mostly what I think of as abstract landscape. I like the freedom of being able to just play, but for some reason I cannot stop thinking of the compositions as inherently landscapey.

Dcam
04-26-2015, 05:36 PM
Serious abstraction here. Complex and so interesting.
Derek

daq7
04-26-2015, 05:48 PM
Thank you for the kind comments. I am trying to work to make the abstractions serious efforts. With abstraction there is always the risk that you are fooling yourself. People who I see doing beautiful abstraction often seem to be doing a lot of layering that gives luminousity and depth.

old_hobbyist
04-26-2015, 07:31 PM
great representational abstract. Great bursts of color/fire.

ColinS
04-26-2015, 11:08 PM
I can almost see things in it, which makes it fascinating. Colours are great. Not a huge fan of abstracts ordinarily but I like this.

Idlewilde
04-27-2015, 01:24 AM
I am not normally keen on abstracts, but this one is superb! Heaps in it to look at and a wonderful range of colours, well chosen and well applied ...... I keep going back to it! Well done!
Cheers, Ian Wildey.

DMSS
04-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Interesting shapes, good colors, balance and contrast. What more does one need?

daq7
04-27-2015, 02:09 PM
Interesting shapes, good colors, balance and contrast. What more does one need?


Heh. I like all those things but I would add luminosity and depth. I guess one of my influences is Roberto Matta. Y'all can google him if you care, but his abstracts are very geometrical and have a lot of luminosity and depth.

I have recently come to adore the surrealist paintings of Dorothea Tanning as well for similar reasons.