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New Geometric Abstract

geometric abstract painting

For some reason I am always drawn to the combination of black and bright colors.  I guess I love the stark contrasts and, of course, I always love bright and colorful.  One of my current series of paintings seems to be reinvigorating my original style done in a whimsical manner, but with more of a geometric flair.  It is a minimal, bold and colorful look.

This recent painting, a geometric abstract, is done with acrylics and mixed media.  It is 19×24 inches on Bristol Board.

Copyright 2013 Sharon Pierce McCullough

Working in my Art Studio

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For the past month my emphasis has changed, while I experiment with some old and new mediums.  My studio is now filled with this new body of work that I am calling “Chalk it to Me”.  While it is not actually chalk I am using, the end result has the appearance of a chalkboard and chalk, with lots of color mixed in.

At first I was only using a black background but now I am using some vibrant colors, using this same technique and I love the results.  I have been trying to find my own “voice” so to speak and I think I have found it!!

 

Livin the Life

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This new abstract painting titled Livin the Life signifies the fun and excitement one can experience if they are open to new adventures on the path of life.  Painted with acrylics on 19×24″ paper.

I love the colors and movement in this new painting.  Since I have been away from my studio for the past week helping my eldest son pack up his house for a move, I have missed not being in the studio.  There is a part of me that needs to create on a daily basis, so I haven’t been getting my creative fix lately.

Today, I sent in a preliminary application to the Harpo Foundation, in hopes of getting some grant money this year.  Hopefully, I will be able to keep painting on a continuous basis, so that I can get into some good gallery exhibitions.

My plans for an exciting new body of work are taking shape, exciting new abstracts, so sometime in the near future I will share the plan with you.

 

HopScotch

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It’s quite amazing how many different styles of abstract paintings are created each and every day.  But when you think about the mindset of the artist, perhaps it’s not so amazing after all.  I do find that mood and weather … sunny day, gloomy day … all play a part in what you, as an artist, end up painting.

for, example, this painting on paper, which I titled HopScotch, was off the board different when I painted it … from what I was currently painting.  I’m not sure I can really explain it, but sometimes your hand just takes over.

HopScotch, acrylics on bristol board, 2013, Sharon Pierce McCullough.

Trapeze

abstract geometric painting

A geometric abstract painting done with acrylics in neutral colors …  relating to taking risks in our daily lives.

Wired

abstract stripe painting

Today I’ve been wondering if other artists simultaneously work on several bodies of work at one time.  Paintings seem to swirl through my head, even when I awake in the middle of the night.  I don’t really want to be planning my paintings but sometimes it happens.

The one body of work I still continue to work on is “What Lies Beneath” … which has a sense of movement to it but also an underlying thread of geometrics.  Perhaps these geometric shapes are a fallback to my love of geometry while growing up.  Seriously, I was one of two girls in the advanced math class in high school.  I loved math.  So, maybe that’s my draw to geometrics?

But with some of my paintings I am drawn to use either white or black.  The other body of work I am putting together I am calling “Wicked Good”.  Is this normal though to paint in a few given directions all at one time?

Wired, 19×24, Acrylics on bristol board, 2013, Sharon Pierce McCullough.