Wednesday, February 17, 2010

abstract thinking

Ever feel like breaking out of your rut and doing something completely different? I've been perusing the web and finding some interesting art that just boggles my mind...it involves scratching into the canvas, applying collaged items, different media and just wild abstract abandon. So hard for me to do...I guess I just can't think abstractly and when I do it just turns into a royal mess! Above is my attempt at simplification, semi abstraction and actually painting with my fingers and using acrylics..

4 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Very cool, Annelein! I totally hear you there--I wish I was better at that. Some people do amazing abstract work, and I'm in awe of them, but I often think maybe I'm just not that creative or something. I like this one--nice!

JoAnn said...

Love it!

JOANN

AutumnLeaves said...

Well, I must say that this attempt at abstracting your art is gorgeous. I love the windswept prairies; you've captured that feeling so very well! I also can't bring myself to work in the abstract realm. I am just far too anal!

irene Salley said...

Like you said, complete abandon into nature. I look at your painting and I feel such freedom. A simple painting without pretension and however so in touch with the landscape. Thank you for your beautiful work
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