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.
|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.
|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.
|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.