Archive for Art

Intuitive Abstract Paintings on Canvas

The-Good-Life

One of my newest bodies of art work combines both a playful look with bright colors, black and white.  These are Intuitive Abstract paintings done on canvas and some created on heavy bristol board, a type of archival artist’s paper.  I refer to this type of work as intuitive because I start each painting without any pre-conceived idea of what I will paint.  It is actually fun to watch a painting unfold before you … much to my surprise.  Obviously, decisions to have to be made once you start, deciding what color to put where and what spaces to leave white, etc.

I start by drawing random lines and shapes until I am happy with the overall composition.  Sometimes, I will add extra elements as I go along.

Some of these pieces can be seen and purchased through Saatchi.

Small Figurative Sculptures

cement sculptures

The weather is now getting warm enough that I am starting to design some new figurative sculptures.  These are currently just designs in my head or small sketches in my notebook.  But I will start up the season with some more figurative pieces, horses and men.  One of my cement figures titled Tall Dark Handsome, will be in an exhibit that starts April 17th at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg PA.  The exhibit which is titled Found in Transition will be showcased in the lobby of the new Museum building.

Planned for this month will be the start of a few big sculptures incorporating glass and sections of colored glass bottles.  I love bottle walls and may also incorporate the bottles into sections of low bottle wall fencing … perfect to add some fun, color and light to a garden area.

Happy Art

 

Over the winter I have been painting more and dreaming of the warm, sunny weather.  While my palette of colors remains bold, I find myself thinking of beachy scenes and my colors are getting a bit lighter and brighter.  I’m anxious to get back to the outside studio and start on some exciting new cement sculptures.  Stay tuned for some fun stuff.

Abstract Art – Color Me Happy

Abstract art

It’s been a whirlwind week.  After setting up my solo exhibit at the Adams County Arts Council two weeks ago, I then headed right down to Virginia Beach for business and family.  The show will hang for the rest of May 2014 and then I will have two other abstract pieces, in more muted tones in another juried exhibit. Here is a photo from the Artist reception on May 2nd.

The Impostor

abstract art painting

Bold Contemporary Art

abstract geometric painting

As I continue my journey of painting and creating art, I find myself occasionally distracted by “thinking too much” about which direction I should be heading.  But I keep trying to follow my heart and paint what comes naturally.  I continue to be drawn to the geometrics and bright color.  In this painting, which is done with both acrylics and mixed media, I try to let my hand free to draw an image on the painted background that is a loose geometric.  Sometimes I agonize over which color I will paint where, but then I think many artists that don’t paint in a traditional, realistic manner, go through this same process.

Title:  The Organization, Acrylics/ Mixed Mediaon Bristol Board.  Copyright 2013 Sharon Pierce McCullough