' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Abstract

Sunday 22 November 2015


Paper Artsy's challenge is Abstract and Leandra showed some very inspiring pieces and fascinating artists' videos.
I started without a plan, but inspired by Michael Lang, and followed Leandra's advice to "go big", OK not as big as Michael, but a 30x40cm panel I prepared by recycling a stiff piece of cardboard (a watercolour pad's backing) and a linen shirt!

I would describe my painting process to you if I could remember but.... anyway it'd be boring and not particularly instructive. Essentially I tinkered... with this colour, that colour (all Fresco paints of course), some glaze... I attempted a circle like Mr Lang but didn't finish it...
Didn't know where to go next but suddenly I "saw" something and picking up that impression, I went with the flow and added a bit of texture with a palette knife just to test out my latest acquisitions from my prize win last week... (thick gel medium BTW).

So here is my abstract in the 4 orientations it could go.

Which one do you prefer, A,B,C or D? Do you "see" something in any one of them? Answers in the comments please....

Here's the one that I chose although I couldn't explain why! I've managed to take this photo in the sun so the colours are a lot truer to life than the above.

Hope you have a great Sunday,

Also entering the We Love 2 Create challenge.


  1. Just blown away Christine this is an amazing piece of artwork, well done.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. This is real lush Christine, the abstract design works so beautifully with the colours, hard to decide a favorite but perhaps 'c', seems to work with my need for orderly right handed work.

    B x

  3. thank you for your lovely comments - your canvas is very eye catching - love the bold colours. I think I'd go for C too xx

  4. Gorgeous project!! Stunning artwork, I love these. xx

  5. Gorgeous work - they look amazing. D is my personal favourite, it seems to sit better, but they're all great. Love the colours.

  6. This is wonderful with dramatic colours and shapes

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Phew Christine - these are stunning pieces of work - all of them - just love the colours and shapes they all make - and I think am with you in that pehaps C just has the edge .. but love them all..
    veyr best wishes Jan x and thanks so much for tkaing the time to visit me and leave such a lovely commemt - I know all the VSC Dt are very very busy so relaly appreciated you taking the time to comment. thank you again. Jan x

  8. Beautiful painting! Lovin' the gorgeous color palette!

  9. Whaaaaouh!!! Tu te lances dans la peinture abstraite maintenant? Avec grand succès, car c'est une réussite, vraiment !!!!
    Moi qui ne suis pas très peinture abstraite pourtant, là j'adore BRAVO. Bisous

  10. Beyond stunning - absolutely the right orientation - couldn't be any of the others in my eyes. I would expect to see this on the wall of a very upmarket gallery - amazing.
    Alison x