I’m not sure whether to call todays paintings abstracts or not. I feel they are just a bit but more than anything they are clear landscapes.
I wanted to focus on a minimal style. I’m inspired by art that doesn’t bother about the details and leaves a lot of white space but I always allow myself to get harrowed when painting which causes me to make mistakes which makes me want to cover those and the only way I think is to add more paint (especially if tissue doesn’t blot it out well enough) other times I simply get addicted to (unnecessary) detail!
So today was quite freeing if you can imagine. And I’m pleased with the results for the most part. I got (1) slightly abstract paintings and (2) minimal paint on the paper.
There was a painting from yesterday that I used the tissue technique on, for texture like the first painting above, but I didn’t like the final result – I’ve posted it here to show the process as I didn’t take any progress shots today. But I do not count it as a painting and so redone it today.
This is the abstract piece I didn’t like:
These are the progress shots:
I was really liking it at the second stage but I felt I had to add a litte “more” to it – which ruined it. But I’m glad I did it since I learned something.