Before I moved to NYC, I’d never painted on a canvas larger than 48″ x 36″. However, because of the pandemic, I had nothing better to do but paint around the clock… plus, I had a new terrace, so why not. My first attempt was so-so at best.
So I stepped away from the painting for a couple of months and came back with the idea of adding some figurative aspects to it. This was when painting on a large canvas became exciting for me.
I like playing around with abstracts and mark making and letting the abstract speak for itself. I scratch things into a canvas and blur things around and wipe things off until the canvas comes alive, adding oil pastels and charcoal focal points. However, sometimes the canvas refuses to come alive unless I add something on which to focus. One of my favorite fall back figurative objects to use in abstracts are my poplar trees.
Hence, this painting was created.
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PAINTING
- Contemporary fine art
- Contemporary Abstract Expressionism
- Figurative Abstract Expressionism
- Abstract Expressionism with Mark Making
- Visual Storytelling Art
- Oil Pastels
- Canvas – Premier Back Stapled Gallery 1-1/2” Profile Cotton Canvas
- 60″ x 60″ (5′ x 5′)
- New York City, New York
- Art during the 2020 pandemic