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Lyrical Abstract Paintings

Lyrical abstract paintings

Abstract Paintings

Sometimes it is difficult to put one’s paintings into a category.  Although my work can be defined as abstract, it can also be defined as intuitive.  Intuitive,  meaning that there is no plan when I start the painting process.  I just dip my brush and go.  But there is another defining feature about my paintings and that is the free-flowing lines with a palette of happy colors.  These can be termed lyrical abstracts.

Lyrical Abstraction Paintings

Lyrical abstracts share the aspects of being imaginative, emotive, expressive, passionate and subjective.  There is often an underlying emotion that the artist is trying to convey.  In my respect, the paintings can overwhelmingly impart a sense of joy and happiness.  One of the earliest well-known artists to be considered to paint lyrical abstracts is Wassily Kandinsky.  There is almost a romantic feel to many lyrical abstracts.

Even though I am painting in an intuitive manner, it is almost like there is a symphony taking place, as one color takes over the composition from the other.  It is a totally enjoyable process and the results are very rewarding.  I believe my hand is very influenced by the fact that I have always been a very positive and happy person.  I also believe that my style is influenced, somewhat, by the fact that my father was a musician and an orchestra leader.  My paintings often remind me of musical compositions.

Is This A Painting Day

Having had a few false starts this week, I now feel as though I am in creative mode.  So I will spend the majority of the day painting in the studio.  Sometimes I just have to let a painting rest for a few days and keep looking at it to move on.  But I feel that one of my problems is when I try to plan ahead, even thinking about the painting I am currently working on in the middle of the night.

My paintings seem to come together when I let myself go and don’t think about it …  sort of going with the flow of things. I do love the colors on my canvases right now, so hopefully I will have some good progress to report after today.  The creative juices are flowing …

Here’s to art!  Here’s to painting!