I've been getting a lot of canvas commissions lately, which I really love. Abstract canvas artwork is not as easy at it seems, but I think that when it is done well, it really adds a lot to a room. I read on Sketch 42's blog the other day, a great quote about modern/abstract artwork. She was visited the MoMa, and was observing the famous One: Number 31 painting by Jackson Pollack, and wrote this:
Such a true statement about abstract art! It is NOT easy to get abstract art "right," no matter that many people feel that it's elementary and easy. I often feel that it is 100 times easier to draw a sketch of a person or an object with accuracy than to do a painting like this. I think one of the hardest things is knowing when to stop...knowing when to let negative space be negative space, and when to add color or movement. I will sometimes paint a hundred paintings "under" a painting, in order to get the right look or feel. I should probably make a stop-motion video of the process of painting a canvas like this. So many layers involved!
Anyway, enough blabbing I guess... I wanted to share this piece with you. I love how organic it feels...it has a feel of cloudiness...almost like looking at earth from space...but then some places feel like you are looking at a piece of marble or a rock under a microscope. Nature is cool like that...not to be imitated, but such distinctness in form.
My client was specific about the colors she wanted...blues...greens...yellows. I love the mints and turquoises, and I really like the areas that kind of look like tie-dye!
This is it, propped up against the back of my Jeep before I shipped it. Not a prime place to be photographed, but it'll do.
If you want to commission a canvas, please email me at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org .. they are shippable!