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Adding a New Touch to an Older Abstract Painting

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

A couple years ago I did a series of abstract paintings with the same compositional direction, and when I do that, I find that not all in the group turn out equally interesting.  I try to make each one work on its own terms, but sometimes looking back, I find myself disappointed.

While working on Canvas #125 recently, I realized that I could use one of the techniques from that painting to improve an older one. Here's what Splash Three originally looked like:

  Original Splash Three, 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas.

Using prussian blue, cobalt green, turquoise, and light blue, I drew small circles throughout the canvas, beginning with the darker colors near the edges and the lightest in the top center focal point.  I filled in the circles with a small brush as I went.  I also added variation by putting some of the darker circles closer to the focal point.  Here's the final result.


  Splash Three, 30" x 30" acrylic on canvas.

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