Beyond Color: Art Blog #5

12 x 12″ Original Acrylic on Gessobord with 3/4″ Birch Cradle. Wired to hang.

Interested in buying this original painting? Click here to purchase.

Sometimes painting is like figuring out a puzzle. This painting definitely fits the bill. Lucky for me, I like puzzles. I like the challenge of making it work visually with color, texture and movement. This painting has more defined shapes and lines than my usual. It has a flow of one color into another and it took shape in my mind as the flow of sun, wind and water and the growth of plants up out of the earth. I mimicked the stripes of corn rows in fields and green sprouts.

Spring and summer after this last year seems especially poignant. I feel grateful for the colors of nature that bring hope after a long, dark winter. The blues of water, greens of new growth and the warm yellow-orange of the sun blow across our senses like a gentle breeze, reminding us that there is always new life. Notice your surroundings, take in the beauty of nature and breathe. My Aunt Helen lived by this mantra, into her nineties: “Every day is a gift from God to be appreciated and shared with others!” Imagine waking up with that thought every day. I’m working on it!

Enjoy this visual walk around “Sun, Wind & Fire” below. Click here for access to the Art Bit exercise on contrasts and here for the Bird’s Eye View Painting Demo using contrasts.

Visual Journey #5

Watch Art Bit Exercise #5 here and A Bird’s Eye View demo painting here.

Published by Robyn Sand Anderson Art

I am an Abstract Expressionist acrylic painter. Abstract Expressionism is aimed at subjective emotional expression with a particular emphasis on the creative spontaneous act of painting. I love interpreting music with paint, specifically choral and orchestral music, but I am open to whatever moves me to see color, movement and texture. Beyond Color: Using Paint to Heal, Create & Grow is a painting tutorial series in abstract expressionism aimed specifically at beginners and non-artists who need a creative outlet to give themselves a lift, a way to express whatever they are feeling with color. Beyond Color: Art Blog posts are my brief reflections on the 12 x 12" painting created in each demo, which will also be for sale. To see my latest work, check out my Gallery page. Thanks for visiting Beyond Color!

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