Circles and Ladders
12" x 36"
oil on canvas
From time to time I wander into abstraction. Never purposefully, more by accident. A stroke here or there that is misplaced but looks interesting leads to other strokes placed more deliberately but without a concrete subject in mind, just colour against colour.
Abstraction is seen as easy and something anyone can do. And there is a lot of bad abstract paintings out there just as there are in representational work. Abstraction demands colour and value knowledge and a lot of patience. It takes endless layers and decision making to create something that is pleasing to the eye.
Cropped detail section
As this piece emerged, I considered why it emerged and what I was thinking as it developed and put some of those thoughts into words in a short video.