Thursday, February 28, 2013

Learning to paint...again


A blank canvas in an earlier post...now a completed painting.   My first attempt at abstraction...a learning experience.  Yes, I know how to paint....but I paint stuff...things, objects, people.  My brain wired to render my subjects with dimension.  This was a departure...no highlights or cast shadows here, just an exercise in color theory and composition.

Oil over an acrylic underpainting.  

Despite a few days of drying time (it's still drying) and a Mayhem taking a red color pencil to it ("the cookie monster did it") it is hanging in our dining room.  A blast of color in a blank corner.


Initially inspired by the colors in a conch shell, what came out looks more like the sheets I used to take to camp.  And even further back in my subconscious...I think I painted a shift dress once worn by my  late Grandmother.  A dress my sister once wore to high school on "tacky day" that has graduated to cool vintage.  Note to self...lose weight so I can wear this dress.


Looking forward to the next painting...yes, the unicorn painting.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND






7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Objectively hitting perfection on a daily basis with your work, I know the transition to abstract, where the results are subjective, has taken you out of your comfort zone...so congrats on completing this first piece!!! I really like the movement in it.
xo
MK

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thanks MK. The best part of this painting....it was free! The only artwork I can afford...that done by myself ha. Admire so many contemporary painters right now....but can't afford their pieces.

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

cant wait to see some more!!! i love abstract!!!!! come visit and we will paint together!!!

pve design said...

Now that would be the perfect sort of candy in my Easter basket! I love how happy it is in that egg shape too.
pve

Jennifer C. Webb said...

haaaaa, dang it....it does look like an egg! Geez....guess I'm naming this one "Easter Basket."

lissyparkerltd said...

Love the colors-and the dress. Great job on the painting.
xo, Lissy

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Ha! I just published a post on what has been going on in my subconscious! LOVE your painting.... and all of the memories evoking the color palette.... can't wait to see what's next.

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