Sunday, June 10, 2012

I Think It's Finished

                                            Ampersand, 15X22, Acrylic

I've been away for part of the last month and haven't posted anything so I decided to get this abstract out and look at it one more time. I did a little tweaking but I think I'm done. It's hard for me to know for sure that an abstract painting is finished, or if it's gone beyond finished. Have I worked on it too much or too little? This one has been in the works for several months. I work on it a little and then put it away so that when I look at it again I have "fresh eyes". I think I have gotten this one to the point where I don't want to do anymore to it. It's hard to tell from a photo but there is a lot of texture underneath the paint on this painting as well as the visible texture. The ampersand is done with a metallic gold and that is also not discernible in the photo. I tend to overdo the metallic paint so this time I've decided to exercise restraint. I'm in a class this month so I hope to have more paintings to post soon.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.