Sunday, March 14, 2021

Abstract Trees

 My experimentations of late have led me to yet another series.  I used several different new materials and techniques to create these three paintings.  I experimented with using tissue paper to create texture, drip painting using hi-flow acrylics and even oil pastels to finish the painting off.  I decided to use trees as the subject even though these techniques are not conducive to realism so even though the idea is trees the result is very abstract.

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Abstract Trees - Blue Tree Group
Acrylic and paper, 11" X 14"

Since this one was the first in the experimenting I had put down a layer of abstract drips before I applied the tissue paper and I added some marks with paint marker to finish it off.

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Abstract Trees - Towering Pines
Acrylic, paper and oil pastel, 16" X 12"

This one maybe got a little more representational.  From my experience on the first one I decided to apply the pieces of tissue paper right after toning the panel, and applied them with the composition in mind.  This one is where I got the idea to use oil pastels instead of the paint markers to add some linear elements at the end, I think it looks better, more natural.

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Abstract Trees - Red Autumn
Acrylic, paper, oil pastel, 11" X 14"

I made this one using the same process as the "Towering Pines", again with a general composition in mind but staying open to whatever the paint wanted to do.

Here are some detail close ups.

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