New work just completed

This painting is in it's second life. Started out as a watercolor of flowers that I did not like at all, so gessoed over it with black gesso. This high contrast is what followed. Henge Monument, 17×15" Acrylic on W/C canvas.

12 thoughts on “New work just completed”

  1. Very interesting, Merle. My eyes see what looks like a blue hooded figure jumping into a pool in the top left third!


  2. That's the problem a lot of people have with abstract images–your brain insists on trying to find something it recognizes, instead of enjoying the painting for it's colors, shapes and lines, etc. I have that same temptation sometimes. If I see something easily as I am working a painting I try to paint it out sometimes, particularly if it's something not nice or interesting.. Thanks much for your comment. 🙂

  3. Originally posted by musickna:

    It's difficult to take the Rorschach test out of looking at anything!

    It sure is. 🙂

  4. Well… I didn't see the dark, hooded figure until he was pointed out to me. 😆

    A lot of tension in this one with the complementary colors and the very dark and very light. Very dynamic. :up:

  5. Thanks Deb. 🙂 Well, I think the hooded figure is a lot of imagination. This was fun to do–almost no brush work. Almost all done with a brayer. (Rubber roller) 🙂

  6. I see nothing, and I like it that way :up: Except space, forms light and darkness 😀 Very beautiful.

  7. Thanks Sami. That's exactly they way I want you to look at it–as colors, shapes and space that are pleasing to look at. 😀

  8. Thanks Deb, for stopping by. 🙂 It's a small slice out of a big painting that's 22×30" in size. One of these days I may post the whole thing.

  9. Originally posted by Blackcalla:

    One of these days I may post the whole thing.

    I'd like to see it too!


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