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Next Step in New Acrylic Painting on Canvas

By Abstractartbylt @artbylt

After my last abstract painting in bright, bright colors, the canvas I'm working on now is the antidote--muted and darker.  But I was still interested in applying some of the techniques I had learned in the previous painting, so I drew freehand circles in black across the canvas.  Unlike the previous painting, which has its momentum from bottom to top, I wanted this canvas to have a focal point near the top center, so I began with smaller circles there.

Then, using a brush, I flattend and softened the black lines.  But I did not want to go down the path I'd followed previously.  I wanted something looser.  So I did not fill in these circles, but instead drew more circles in white, which had a "floating" effect.  This is all still pretty much background:

  Canvas #126, 44" x 44" acrylic on canvas.

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