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Old 02-27-2020, 08:10 AM
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Marsh grasses

Here is my latest. I'm not sure if it is finished. My biggest problem lately (and I am new to painting) is that I keep on going and completely mess up something that I liked. I think maybe I should stop on this. The texture is from another attempt underneath but I think I like it...

Maybe rotating it to horizontal would be better...

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Old 02-27-2020, 08:49 AM
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It has a lot of depth and I like the way the grasses taper off, plus the small shapes in the background of the grasses are interesting and the flowing texture lines. (I actually sound like I know what I'm talking about there).
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:37 AM
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It has a lot of depth and I like the way the grasses taper off, plus the small shapes in the background of the grasses are interesting and the flowing texture lines. (I actually sound like I know what I'm talking about there).

I think you do know what you are talking about. Your work is beautiful.
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Re: Marsh grasses

I have always thought that non-objective abstract art is best when it can be rotated . It's like buying 4 paintings for the price of one.

These colors work well together
the mark-making is lively and free
IMHO this has a Southwestern influence

very appealing piece
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:13 AM
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Re: Marsh grasses

I really like the colours that you have used.
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Very good choice of colors.
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Really nice there's a lot going on in this one, I like the colors too. But really like the 3-D bit under the painting and the small round objects in the background. Was this a repurposed canvas?

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Just sign it as it is done and quite stunning! The underpainting texture shows through in all the right spots. Love this!!!
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Re: Marsh grasses

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Really nice there's a lot going on in this one, I like the colors too. But really like the 3-D bit under the painting and the small round objects in the background. Was this a repurposed canvas?

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Yes. I could say all my canvases so far are repurposed because I don’t really have a clue what I am doing. I just keep layering and painting out parts and trying something else until something starts to come together.
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Really nice there's a lot going on in this one, I like the colors too. But really like the 3-D bit under the painting and the small round objects in the background. Was this a repurposed canvas?

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The spots in the background were an experiment with alcohol spritzed on a thin layer of wet paint.
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The spots in the background were an experiment with alcohol spritzed on a thin layer of wet paint.

Sometimes experimenting is the best way to find out what works for you the artist. This is really interesting with the background showing through and the transparency of what at first seems opaque. Mystery is good especially with abstract work. Don't paint over this one! Paint another...and have fun.
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