Monday, July 06, 2009

New Art and a New Movie

"Reaching for Sun"
11" x 14" acrylic and collage on canvas
available here in my Etsy shop

Here's my latest...a landscape abstract titled, "Reaching for Sun". Part of the abstract process that I really enjoy is allowing a painting to unfold without putting too many restrictions on myself. I start out with a line drawing...but if the painting isn't happening with the initial concept...I just let myself go. I keep adding layers of color, line and collage until that magical thing happens...it WORKS! Makes it worth the sweat every time, doesn't it?

Hope you had a good weekend. It was beautiful here with lots of cooler weather and some nice thunder bumpers. By the way...James and I went to see the movie, "Away We Go" and we loved it. Go see it!

13 comments:

Diane said...

Very nice, Linda. Hope you had a good 4th also. I want to see that movie! Saw Maggie Gyllenhaal in an interview about it. Looks very good. Went to see "Hangover". OMG....so funny! I love funny, mindless movies now & then.
Happy Monday!
Hugs, Diane

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Linda,
Oh, what an unusual background.
How did you acheive the texture for this?
It looks a bit like tissue paper.
Hugs,
Anna

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

I really, REALLY like this one! That green is gorgeous!
XOXO

thorngren said...

Very nice! That's kinda how I approach my abstracts. It's like a game.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh linda!
it is just amazing!
i love the colors and textures!
it is so uplifting!

Manon Doyle said...

I absolutely flat out love this piece Linda! Everything about it is magnificent! : )

Jonna said...

I Love this painting. Colors and design are great.

Rebecca said...

This is lovely. The aqua green looks like it could be water or grass. Again, I love the little bit of green sneaking in at the very bottom. You keep doing this with your recent work... little bonus surprises that sneak up on you at the edges. Very sophisticated!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

LOVE the painting, Linda!

Hugs,
Donna

Tara Ross Studios said...

this one sings!!!! Lovely.

Susan Tuttle said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! A lot!!!!!

Karine said...

Hi Linda!
I love where your new abstracts are going. This one is a favorite, but I am excited to see you exploring some new colors. Cool!

Amy C Evans said...

I have been hearing so much about this movie, but it's not playing here darn it! Guess I'll have to wait for it on Netflix :(