Tuesday, May 15, 2018

How does one begin an Abstract Painting.

How do you know where to start?  Ahhhhh, yes one of the most frequently asked questions in my studio by visitors.  With my work the stepping off point is nature and as many know water in particular.  But for someone else it could be anything from color, light, pattern, form, the human figure, animals, etc.
beginning of a painting
I may begin with bold marks or layers of paint. Approaching the blank canvas can be a challenge and getting something down with out pre-conceived notions is my biggest stumbling block.

But as things evolve I find that .........The Sea Speaks

The Sea Speaks, Cindy Walton, 30"x30", oil and cold wax on panel, $2300

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