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03-07-2018, 09:29 AM
Another set of two abstracts. 24 X 20 each. Acrylics on canvas.

Looking forward for the C & C's



Katie Black
03-07-2018, 10:46 AM
The splotches of colour create a wonderful soft pattern for both of these.

If I had to crit anything it would be that the second one echos the first one perhaps too much.

03-07-2018, 10:48 AM
Chaya, these will make a beautiful pair of painting on any wall. Very nice work and the bright colors really speak volumes in the overall quiet mood of the pieces.

03-07-2018, 11:42 AM
Katie, Thank you and agree with you completely that the second one mimics the first a lot. I will try to keep that in mind when I make the next set of twos :) I guess these are somewhat like identical twins :lol: ?

Anthony, Thank you so much!

03-07-2018, 03:17 PM
They are well done. I think the texture suggests a lot of energy but the color choices restrain that energy. Interesting.

03-07-2018, 05:04 PM
Great warm color. It reminds me of a technique I learned about years ago called tonking, where a piece of paper or a cloth is pressed against wet paint and then removed and reapplied to cause the soft blends. Sponges work too.

03-07-2018, 11:35 PM
These pieces give me a comforted and contented feeling. :)

03-08-2018, 12:49 AM
Since they are a set, similarities seem to be the right idea. I love the soft colors and can actually feel the texture just through the way the light plays across the surface. Nice job Chaya.
The first has a little bit better balance, while the second seems a little top heavy. Maybe you can add some visual balance to the second that would also serve to differentiate them more? Thatís the only suggestion I can think of because these are lovely as is.

03-08-2018, 12:54 AM
Lovely, shimmery colours!

03-08-2018, 05:25 AM
What everyone else has said.

03-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Both are calming influences and agree with others remarks.

03-08-2018, 10:34 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments, thoughts and suggestions! Much appreciate it!

Christopher, I used "scraping" technique here for this work. I'm attaching a closeup. I'll have to lookup "tonking" :)


03-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Somewhere I saw two paintings attached together, back to back, and hung from the ceiling. The breezes kept them gently moving.
The effect was quite interesting, giving the viewer a constant variety.

I see these done that way, rather than the usual side by side.

Like children, each one is different, but special

good Art!

03-09-2018, 09:45 AM
birdhs - Thank you! What you described sounds so very cool, and I would like to see these two like that!