Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Abstractness?

"Evening Hideaway"
Painting size 11" x 11"



Not sure this is the right word for my current creations, even using google doesn't give a firm yes or no but I am using it to define how I am trying to capture my local surroundings and life here on the Fleurieu Peninsula in a loose, interpretive, suggestive and expressive way. I wanted to have a little series in time for SALA in August and so far have a couple I am happy with. "Evening Hideaway" uses a variety of watermedia, watercolour, ink and a first wash of thinned fluid acrylic. The Egrets are resting at the end of the day.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your valued feedback Maggie

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  2. I think the mixed media really works in this!!!

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    1. It certainly helps me loosen up Joan

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  3. You know I love this as I commented on Facebook. I like your abstractness word, is there one. I have a book called Realistic Abstracts that I think is right for when I do abstracts, as it has to look like something familiar.

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    1. Me too Polly, I need to see something I reconise

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  4. Dear Lorraine:) No matter how you name it, it's beautiful. Especially the egrets. They make it a perfect painting. So well done!xx

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  5. Dear Lorraine - Renate expresses my thought as well. Just lovely and the colors are so vibrant. Good luck in submitting this one. It looks like a winner to me!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, the vibrancy comes from the inks

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  6. Loving how your imagination is working these days Lorraine. Beautiful unique work.

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    1. Thanks Laura, using ones imagination does help get something unique - and sometimes it works out OK too

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  7. it has a wonderful feel to it lorraine ...esp like the egrets in bottom lhs of the screen

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    1. I was happy too Jane that I could negatively get the Egret shapes in that corner

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  8. Oooh, so nice, Lorraine. I love your freedom of expression, and you have developed such mastery of the fluidness of the mediums. Just beautiful!!!

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    1. Terry - thanks for such uplifting praise

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  9. Ciao,
    molto bello, coinvolgente e con grande atmosfera!
    Le garzette sicuramente riposano molto bene in quell'insieme di colori!!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Nice of you to visit and leave me such a lovely comment - thank you Floriana

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  10. Beautiful birds and mood Lorraine! Your new word sounds great to me too!

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  11. I love abstraction, in reality there are so many abstract forms ... strong color and energy of this work is charming!

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    1. Thank you Rita, this was a flown piece to create and even though I have tried again I have not achieved another

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  12. This is a beautiful piece Lorraine. I think you are very brave to use so many different media on your paintings. I play it pretty safe but would love to just go for it and do something like this. Perhaps i shall try and you are my inspiration. Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork.

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    1. It certainly a process of freedom with this type of work but always with surprising results

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  13. This splash of blue is very attractive, kind of a flowery thing. With the birds popping out, it makes an interesting cool piece of art. Congratulations

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    1. Thanks Helen, I just work with the surprises as they appear

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