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New Abstract Painting Commission

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

I started work on a new abstract painting commission this week.  Hurricane Sandy did a lot of damage to downstate NY, especially coastal regions, but we were spared most of it here upstate in the Fingerlakes region.  I filled buckets with water, got the candles and flashlights ready, and charged up my cell-phone, but never lost power. 

I just talked to a friend in Bloomfield, New Jersey, who said a huge tree on her block was split down the middle by the storm.  She will venture out today for the first time.

This commissioned painting is based on one I sold, Abstract Art Twenty-One.  But this one will be the same size, shape and colors, so it is not a huge challenge.  The challenge will be to make it similar yet original, with its own sense of movment and energy. 

In this first step, I painted in the background, beginning with burnt sienna and burnt umber.  Next I added the cadmium red light and cadmium orange.  Finally, I filled in the background with unbleached titanium, mixing it with the other colors as I did. 

  Canvas #161, 40" x 30" acrylic on canvas.

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