Abstraction

I’m working with abstraction in my art.  It is something I’ve tried over the years but haven’t given serious consideration.  After the initial stages of mark-making and color I feel stuck.  The complexity that is always available to me in figurative work is missing and I am not sure how to manufacture that complexity that I seek within the abstract piece.  The marks, colors and values feel arbitrary and I tend to devalue the work as a result.  I’m working on this because I’ve worked in figurative work for many years and want to try something different.

This acrylic canvas represents experiments with color and marks.  I have changed this already.  This is an early stage.blue and lines abstrctv2

Here I am working with acetate, markers and digital manipulation.

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