"Abstract Landscape" (a study) - acrylic and ink on aquabord, 6" x 6"
The last few days I've been reading a book called Daily Painting by Carol Marine. It was recommended by a friend long ago - one of those books I bought and placed in my library, but forgot I had. Why on earth would I read a book about painting every day after just completing the 30 in 30 challenge in September? And why during one of the busiest weeks ever? The muse laughs at me as I question her timing, because I was instantly smitten with the book and couldn't wait to start painting. To further clarify, dear reader, I am in the midst of two large canvases and a slew of small works for an upcoming show. I DO paint every day. But generally with a plan in mind, a project in process or a show coming up. Something about the philosophy of this writer got me feeling like playing without a plan immediately.
So here I am beginning a series of small studies. Just for fun, just to explore, just to follow the muse (who is amused with me, I think).
This is an abstract study of a landscape using mostly re-inkers and a little acrylic. It is on unframed aquabord (one of my favorite surfaces), and will look perfect in a float frame. The simplicity of the lines and texture was blissful to my eyes and calming to my spirit. I can't wait to paint another...