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New Abstract Painting on Paper

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

Painting on paper is very different from painting on canvas because the paper absorbs the paint faster, and thus it is quick drying.  In this new abstract painting, I began with bold reds as the central image and then began to work in from the outer edges.  I worked quickly in order to be able to blend colors with a brush. 

I painted the basic background with parchment and white, then blended in pale yellow, browns, blues and greens.  I kept going back and forth--adding more red and orange to strengthen the central image, then adding other colors, then blending them out with parchment and white.  Finally, I used a palette knife to create broad swaths of cadmium red and alizarin crimson.

   Paper #15, 46" x 34" acrylic on paper.

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