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Geometric Abstract Painting

Geometric Abstract Paintings

Throughout my art practice, I seem to weave in and out of geometrics in one form or another. Sometimes it is in the form of blocks of colored glass embedded in one of my concrete sculptures. At other times an entire painting consists of only squares of bold color. I am sure that my love of math, especially geometry, has something to do with a subconscious pull to this visual need to use shapes in my art work.

During the pandemic, I have returned to bold usage of geometrics in various forms, even recently including minimal figural shapes painted prominently in the geometric paintings. I love combining geometrics, color and minimalism all in one visual painting on canvas.

Even though I will work on this series for a while, I still occasionally revert back to another series that I keep going, such as my lyrical abstract series. Sometimes I paint on smaller, stretched canvases and at other times the paintings are on large, unstretched pieces of canvas that I attach to the wall to work on. I use a variety of paints, including acrylics, enamels and house paints.

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.

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

Abstract Geometric Art

abstract art painting

This new painting represents community, titled The Neighborhood, as it reflects people living in proximity with some interacting and others living a solitary life. It was painted in my little studio in Cashtown, PA, just outside of the Gettysburg area.

It’s a fun, colorful piece painted with acrylic, wax crayons, prismacolor pencil.  This abstract geometric painting is on bristol board.

New Paintings on Paper

art by sharon pierce mccullough

Just finished a few new paintings over the last few days.  Since I am momentarily out of canvases to paint on, I painted on some archival matboard.  These turned out exceeding well.  I had been concerned but I like the way the paper on the art board took the paint.

These last paintings, all abstract, are done with more neutral colors using white, brown and black.

Eye of Wonder,  2013,  Abstract painting on Art Board, Sharon Pierce McCullough