Abstract Portraits

We all know I’m rubbish at faces, but I’m trying to get better. We all know I’m good at painting flowers, there is always room for improvement.

Abstract Floral Portrait

So to make things easier and break the face down into pieces to practice, I’ve used flowers to help me out. What do you all think? I love the oil effect.

Floral Obsession

This one took a while for me to finish. It’s on a rather large stretched canvas. The colours and abstract nature make me feel a whole lot less stressed. I enjoyed creating these florals. In case you haven’t noticed it’s one of my favourite subjects to paint!

As I continue my way through my art journey I’ve found that I’m leaning towards fantasy and abstract art more and more. Using my palette knives and leaving streaks down the painting seam to make me happy.

Colours and shapes with soft blends and harsh contrast are far more interesting for me than “perfect hyper realism”. Hyper realism is a thing, but definitely not my thing. It’s kind of like when I cook, I can’t ever follow a recipe to the letter. I always have to change it, modify it and make it my own. For better or worse!

So far it’s working out for me so I think I’ll keep allowing myself to evolve. Painting and sketching for me may just be a hobby, but I’m absolutely at peace when in the process. Hopefully it turns into more than just a hobby – that’s the goal anyway!

Blood in the Water

I have been working on some really awesome pieces of abstract work this year so far.

I’m obsessed with certain colours and trying new techniques. Creating new textures is what I am aiming for. Different shapes and trying to make each piece visually stimulating and provocative.

They are all acrylic paint on canvas and are roughly the A4 in size.

“Blood in the Water”

“Poison in the Water”

“Pieces of Us”

Each piece has been created with nature and our planet in mind. Drips of red and cream to signal blood and human tissue decaying and destroying the water. Gold is the perfect colour to make our deeds seem pure and good but in reality it’s only covering up the corruption and greed.

The blue and earthy calming tones represent the ‘calm’ that most of us believe is happening.

I would love your opinion of the pieces, and your thoughts on the topics.