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08-22-2007, 06:45 AM
24 ins square, mixed media on canvas

this one is an abstract based on flowers so don't know if it will appeal to members of this forum.

I work observationally, looking at flowers (and other subjects) and then abstract from them. This one has elements of poppies and hedgerows and Queen Anne's lace - but isn't directly a picture of any of them. It's about Autumn and that tracery of shapes that you see in hedgerows (close up).

any comments, feedback or crit?

08-22-2007, 06:50 AM
Although I don't paint abstracts, I enjoy ones that appeal to me often for reasons I don't even understand.

I can see flowers in this abstract, you've captured the "essence" of their appeal.

I really like the red with the whites and blacks in the center of the forms.


08-22-2007, 06:59 AM
thanks Sylvia :) the 'essence' is exactly what I wanted to catch :)

Charlie's Mum
08-22-2007, 12:24 PM
It's a kind of 'any way up' painting Vivien!
I like those sharp lines of the hedgerow - which we get in Autumn - and really feel there are exploding seed heads around.
Love the contrast in size of those lines too - the little escape to the wider world is there with the blue 'sky' - and really like thos dashes of bright light adding to the explosive feeling.
Colour's good too - like the variety of reds showing through.
:thumbsup: :D

08-22-2007, 01:50 PM
thanks :)

Lady Carol
08-23-2007, 10:00 AM
I think this is one of the nicest abstracts that I have seen in ages. It doesn't necessarily read as a flower but is definitely organic in nature. I am quite attracted to your use of colour and the shapes.

08-23-2007, 10:17 AM
thanks Carol :) - yes, I didn't want it to read as specifically any one thing but hints of lots of floral/undergrowth stuff - it evolved from sketches and studies done over the years.

08-23-2007, 01:13 PM
I know nothing at all about abstracts, but this one is very pretty!

08-23-2007, 01:29 PM
Vhere, this read 'flower' to me immediately.:thumbsup:

08-24-2007, 04:10 PM
thank you both :)

08-24-2007, 10:29 PM
I agree with Carol, I liked this abstract immediately. Everything about it's nice.