Monday, 8 February 2010

Abstract Paintings

In mid January I did a week workshop with Peter Griffen at the Summer Art Experience run by the Artists Society of Canberra.  It was a lot of fun freeing me up to learn to paint abstractly with acrylic paint - literally pouring it on paper at times, adding water, varnish and other things to create collage - a study in colour, shape and texture.  A lot of fun!  We were working on up to six at a time - often on the floor!  It is hard to know when a painting is finished as the layers increase and what way up it should be.  Some I cut up to create new paintings.  Here are eight in a slideshow from Flickr.  I'd be interested in any comments as I am not sure which ones I like best and whether they should be displayed vertically or sideways.