I experienced a bit of that this week. The poor tractor painting has been on and off my easel for over two weeks, it came off again a couple days ago. I kept having in my head the idea of pushing abstraction even further while staying representational and using knives. It's no grand idea, but it seemed like it might be a new development for me, so I couldn't wait. I took the tractor painting off the easel and took a small painting I did years ago but was in an older impressionist style I don't really do anymore and painted the same thing over it but with knives and thick paint while keeping in mind to make it as abstract as I could but still recognizable.
|Dreaming of Autumn|
I think I like where this is taking me, I'm sure there will be more experiments to come, maybe even a larger version of this painting eventually.
Oh, what about that tractor painting? Here's a work in progress photo. As you can see I'm using brushes, not knives and keeping it more impressionistic than abstract.
|Tractor painting WIP|