Garden Abstract Series

Garden Reflections 1

Garden Reflections 1

Abstract painting has been an unexplored territory for me until recently. Every time I sat down to paint one, I would look at the end product and think, “That’s just crap on a canvas”. I felt like my abstracts lacked any sort of intelligent design behind them. Then, the light bulb finally switched on when I painted Enchanted Waters. The funny thing is that I had not intended to paint an abstract…it just magically happened. Maybe I was just trying too hard before?

Well, I decided to include Enchanted Waters in my show at Savor Wine Boutique. Even though I had painted it for myself, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to see what sort of feedback I could get. And wouldn’t you know, it sold during the opening night reception!

This gave me a little encouragement to try a few more abstracts. I had the idea to paint a series of sunset scenes…and once again I wasn’t pleased with any of them. But then I started looking at the sunset paintings in different 5×7 sections. Certain areas of the paintings looked really cool! So I figured I would blow up the individual sections into their own paintings. I continued doing this exercise using a few different color schemes and application styles – which brought to life my “Garden Abstract” series.

“Garden Reflections 1 & 2” sold on the very first day during the Blue Ridge Arts in the Park festival this past

Garden Reflections 2

Garden Reflections 2

weekend. I can’t believe the roll that I’ve been on!  I still have “Along Came Spring 1 & 2” available for purchase – but maybe not for long 🙂 Take a look at the paintings below for more info.

I’m so excited that I’ve finally opened the door into the world of abstracts. They are so much fun to paint – I feel like I can just let loose with them. I’ve got more abstracts in the works that will be in the vein of the original sunsets that I started out with last week. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Title: Along Came Spring 1
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 12×24
Price: $125 – Buy Now

Title: Along Came Spring 2
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 12×24
Price: $125 – Buy Now

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  1. Pingback: Abstract Paintings – A Flicker in the Water 1 & 2 | Katie Phillips Fine Art

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