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Old 04-12-2012, 06:16 PM
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Here's a new painting, acrylic on canvas. It's 48in x 36in. I'm considering doing a small series based on this idea. Comments & Criticism welcome.

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I should hope so, this is quite exciting and very appealing.
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Really like the edges, scratches and smears
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After seeing this one which is excellent, I think it should be a great series!!!
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Wow, this is beautiful! Not anyone can makes good abstrait, but you did it great! I love the colors you used.. can't wait to see the others!
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Re: Floor Stories

Exciting textures and colours.
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Thank-you Idylbrush, Rastermon, Bertoni, BettiePage & Charlie's Mum. In the past I mainly concentrated on landscapes, going through several different phases - fauvism oriented, traditional, fantasy oriented, semi-abstracted, etc. I still enjoy painting landscapes, and also contemporary figures. I love discovering unique bits of texture in something very ordinary. I was on a corporate photo shoot in the back receiving area of a store when I saw how beat up & worn out the floor was in various places. I got excited because I knew this had to become an abstract painting. I quickly shot some reference photos from various angles and back at my studio I sketched out some studies, incorporating the best elements. Instead of black I used burnt umber, ultramarine blue & a mixture of violets. I always do under painting with several colors and I almost always allow some complimentary color to show through in selected areas. I am looking forward to beginning my next one this weekend. Thanks again for your support!
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Excellent! Reminds me of Mark Yearwood's work.
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I love this!!
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Thanks, Jeff & gaykir, I appreciate yor comments.
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your abstract is vibrant , full of feeling and i cant stop looking at it
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Thank-you, Mz Sketch Pad.
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This is the first abstract I have seen in a long while where I felt, wow, wonderful, this shows when abstract painting works successfully. Strong painting, good use of color, layering and textures. No crits.
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Nicely done Ivon, what a wonderful abstract, doing a series of these would be an excellent idea.

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That's really exciting and ...organised but with wild impact!
Love all the different marks, the depth and colours. Looking forward to the next!
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