One of the aspects about being an artist that most appeals to me is the ability to experiment. Not only with the medium, but the opportunity to experiment with color, texture and shape. As part of my studio practice, and as a way of developing my skills with oil and color, I am experimenting with abstraction as well as color and texture in oil.
Here is the debut of Abstract Monday.
The original inspiration for the colors came from this painting by Vincent Van Gogh – Harvest with Blue Cart.
Here is a close up of his painting from June 1888 in Arles – I liked the warmth of the yellow as it contrasted with the cool purples.
For my painting, I used only two colors – layered, blended and alternating – Mayan Red – a deep red earth color and Indian Yellow – mixed with a little bit of white.
The abstract painting shown above is available for purchase via auction at DailyPaintworks.com.
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