Abstract Shield

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I haven’t really felt a great pull to abstraction. I’ve always wanted to do figurative work, typically people and portraits. Though lately I’ve been thinking geometrically – in shapes, and lines, and spaces. (I’ve been watching documentaries about Mondrian and browsing books about Rothko.) It was a very different way to approach a painting. I wasn’t trying to capture anything particularly, I was just experimenting. I was spurred on by curiosity rather than likeness. Textures and lines. And my ever trusty 3M Blue Tape.

Abstract Shield

Abstract Shield
Acrylic and Oil Paint
On 16×20″ Canvas

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  • Like you, I tend to prefer paintings of people or things. I have 2 abstract painting from artist friends, but that’s 2 out of 25 or 30. I do like this one, though. Well done.

  • Hi John, Thanks for the mention on twitter! Just seen your blog and liked this painting, it reminded me of a friends work back in the UK, Christine O’Sullivan have a look. Was down your way a few yers ago and found quite a thriving art scene there. Like your blog lots to see and read…

  • Hi John, Thanks for the mention on twitter! Just seen your blog and liked this painting, it reminded me of a friends work back in the UK, christineosullivan.com have a look. Was down your way a few yers ago and found quite a thriving art scene there. Like your blog lots to see and read…

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