Acrylic on Board 16cm x 16cm
This is my first ever abstract! (which is probably obvious!:))
The title sounds a little negative but it tells a story.
I was having trouble deciding on a painting subject this morning. I trawled through my photos for inspiration but an hour later still nothing resonated. I decided in the end to paint this cute plastic bracelet from life that my oldest daughter loved as a child.
I made a start, but the thought of having to spend three or more hours labouring over a realistic shiny painting for the 11th day in a row exhausted me. I persevered for 20 minutes before I realised I just didn't have it in me today. I needed a break.
For many years I have liked the idea of trying my hand at abstracts or semi-abstracts and doing them on a large scale. For some reason I've never taken the plunge. I've been very inspired by Leslie Saeta's abstracts that she is doing for the challenge. I toyed with the idea of trying some abstracts too but decided to stick with the shiny theme. However after hitting the wall today, I decided the time to try an abstract was NOW.
I have no idea really if it has worked, I only know that I had so much fun doing it. I just used the paints I had already squeezed onto my palette and I used a palette knife. I had some colours left over so I did a second one which I will post tomorrow. I can feel a paradigm shift in the air.