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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Fun Departure.

After finishing my asparagus series I just wanted to let rip and free myself up with something a little more exuberant, wild even. I had a photograph of some oil tubes lying resplendent on a sunlit studio desk so I just started painting that with the paint I had left on the palette. It grew and grew and I piled on the paint in ever-increasing layers and ever-increasing brightness. It was huge fun. Even more fun afterwards was playing with the main work by cropping various areas of interest to make instant 'abstracts'. I've shown them below the main work. If you ever were clueless as to how to create a non-representational work, I've just shown you how. (Well one opportunistic method at least). I don't quite know what I am doing to do with it as it will take months to dry, probably even a year, which is a joke really as it is certainly not worth the effort of storing it. Now on to more demanding work even though I am not in the mood.


"Oil Tubes Festival"
Oil on Gessoed Board - 12" x 12"





8 comments:

Chartan said...

really cool, very vibrant!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Charlotte!

AutumnLeaves said...

Wow, Anne! This is really a wonderful piece! I love the colors and the brush strokes in the tubes. The black background is a perfect foil for these old tubes. I hope you hang it up and let it dry, my friend. It is a keeper!

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry - I am still perturbed about my work looking better on this blog than it does in real life!!

Chartan said...

don't be perturbed, enjoy it! I do LOL. check out this guy's digital work, he uses his iPhone, and I think his stuff is masterful... he lives in Paris.

http://pvillarroel.free.fr/

Anne C M Campbell said...

Very wise Charlotte. I checked the link and his work is amazing!

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

Truly love this one too, so loose and powerful! Sincerely, JBP

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks JBP.