driven to abstraction…

two canvases I’m working on this week… 

These were existing pieces that weren’t work for me. My thinking was if I wasn’t happy with them and reluctant to hang/show them then I may as well be bold and change them. So I decided to take the plunge and paint over/adjust them, to differing degrees, to see what might develop. 

Has it worked? Not sure yet, I need to live with them for a while.

Feedback would of course be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Abstract 1. Mixed media on canvas, 50x50cm. Mari French 2014.

Abstract 1. Mixed media on canvas, 50x50cm. Mari French 2014.

 

Abstract 2. Mixed media on canvas, 50x50cm. Mari French 2014.

Abstract 2. Mixed media on canvas, 50x50cm. Mari French 2014.

 

11 thoughts on “driven to abstraction…

  1. It seems we share similar inspirations- I love the colours and hues of the abstract paintings you have been re working. I’m off to Cornwall soon for inspiration and lots of art! Than you for your comments on my blog. 🙂

  2. the top one is extremely well balanced and i love it. i’d like to be able to turn the second one around just to see what it looks like – it just looks like its all falling off the canvas

  3. Love the top one as it is – it has a lovely shimmering quality to it
    The bottom one is really interesting Mari – it’s like looking out at snow at night – don’t see it as upside down 🙂

    • thanks for the feedback, Elaine. it’s so rewarding to read what others see in my work. I appreciate all the diverse comments – I did ask for them after all! – but I particularly like your interpretation of the second one.

  4. I love the deep textures in the first one. Agree that the second one feels top heavy – I think it’s the dark tone at the top that does it.

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