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Abstract Art

Latest Work!

Just finished this piece and couldn’t hold off releasing it. Certainly the painting is a slight deviation from my usual practices but hey; I’m an Abstract Artist!!

Vaccination #1

36” x 48”

Acrylic on Canvas

Vaccination #1
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Saturday Art

Managed to make use of the ideal conditions today by making progress on the latest piece. It’s tempting to declare the work finished but such a statement can come back to bite anyone.

But here goes nothing anyways…

Rise From Pandemic #3
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Abstract Art

Sundown Today

Given another favourable day for outdoor art and the time was not wasted. Tomorrow should be similar before a colder front moves in but I can’t complain; originally it was thought that all this productivity would have to wait another 3-4 weeks. I’ll just take what I can get as it comes along.

Progress achieved by the end of today’s efforts.
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Abstract Art

A Day of Success!

Good weather and a free schedule has made today productive indeed.

Rise From Pandemic #2
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Abstract Art

Flashback Friday

Taking my weekend plans, which includes an intensive search for painting materials, now would be as good a time as any to once again reflect on an effort from just last year. Back when paint was still plentiful and the sun warm.

Two freshly finished pieces (36” x 48” each).
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Abstract Art Photographic

Uh-oh!

Looks like I may have started something that could prove impossible to stop. The previous painting session has me obsessing about a nearly completed canvas and today I may have thought through the ideal steps. Now would be a good time to creatively step back just to be sure this direction is truly the best. After all, you can’t unring a bell.

The weather update today has been getting my hopes up that at least one day this weekend outdoor temperatures will be sufficient for more artistic efforts. Perhaps now would be the best time to practice guarded optimism.

Can’t seem to ease my concerns about the shortage of appropriate paint available on the market. I really should go through everything on hand for a proper perspective and to plan ahead if the need to adapt arises.

Until I’m once again creating something on canvas now would be as good a time as any to provide a sample of Amateur Photoshop.

Original photo taken in bright sunlight but adjusted to create a more evening feel.
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Abstract Art

It’s Here!!

That’s right, you finally get a look at my first finished painting of 2021. After patiently wading through weeks of rambling posts the waiting is over.

Rise From Pandemic #1

I’m certainly relieved there was just enough warm weather to work on this piece and make progress on another. Count on a second canvas reaching completion in the coming weeks.

Rise From Pandemic 36” x 48” Acrylic & Spray Paint on Canvas
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Day 1 – Success

Everything worked out very well during the first official day of outdoor painting. Temperature cooperated and the breeze stayed low. Fingers crossed for today being even better!

There’s nothing like actually participating in the action of painting to get the creative gears turning. A couple of new ideas came to mind for this year’s series as well as the resolution to bid farewell to anything that’s in danger of becoming stale.

Wish I could claim the entire day was open for creating a new work but we all have obligations so it’s all a matter of making the most of the hours available. Yet there a so many possibilities to squeeze into those precious hours.

Getting back at it in a few hours and already there are plans for incorporating more supplies in Day 2. Who needs limitations at this point?

The actual finished pieces will be posted here as they become available.

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Abstract Art

Live: From The Driveway!

That’s right, painting has officially started. While cooler this morning the weather cooperated enough to allow work to start about 90 minutes ago. Just a short post for now and a sample of what this season will bring!

Coming Near You… 01-2021
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Abstract Art Mild Rant

Grr…

Seems keeping an eye on the weather forecast during the days prior to outdoor painting has proven valuable once again.

The originally unseasonably warm temperatures scheduled for this afternoon have been downgraded considerably; roughly half of the estimate only 48 hours ago. If this proves to be the case then all outdoor artistic efforts will have to wait for Wednesday. Experience has show that cooler temperatures are not friendly to paint or it’s ability to adhere.

Even the best laid plans have to be adjusted and improvisation is needed. I’ll have to wait several more hours to see what unfolds and act accordingly. At least everything is prepared and thought through so there’s less chance of a rage post from this artist over the next day or so.

All will remain in a holding pattern until nature gives her approval to commence full speed.

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