oil on linen panel, 8" x 10"
This painting began with five or six lines which were the axes of the major shapes to set up an angular composition. Then, using those axes, I made angular flat shapes to define light and shadow shapes. No details or thoughts about them. Just flat shapes that provided some sort of movement through the composition. . . . .Then slobbered on color making sure to to hit violet and blue in a few spots. Big brush first . . . .accuracy not a concern.
I wish I had taken photos of the phases of this piece . . . .the early parts of the painting made for a killer abstract . . . .I may just get out a big canvas and give that a go again . . . . . . . . . .only not finish the “tree.” Just work the abstraction so that reality is a slight suggestion. This sure is fun !!!
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