Colors can affect us in many ways. Whether they are blended colors or bold and contrasting, they can affect moods and emotions. When painting Abstracts certain colors on the color wheel can represent something to us since we use various colors in everyday life. Sometimes certain colors can represent things in Nature such as the green grass, blue sky. or pink sand. The 4 seasons also have representational colors. However with my Abstracts, even though colors are used they are not necessarily representing something in Nature or emotions such as in the painting called "Doors," where the arched shapes are reprentational of the many beginnings and endings of relationships, opportunities in our lives. Abstracting can be subjective and could mean something different to the viewer. In the painting named "The Heart" it consist of both of bold color as well as large strokes of paint to represent strong emotions. Also in the Pastel called " Peace of Mind," I used soft Pastel colors that did not convey strong emotions but instead a kind of a meditation where there were few cluttering thoughts and feelings depicted by using less color. Since I feel that color can convey emotions, I used many different colors in the Pastel called "Reigning" to depict Human emotions as part of the Human experience.
The painting in Acrylics called "Solar Illumination," was actually in my Celestial Earth Gallery before I moved it to this Gallery. It is a different idea in that I was depicting the molecular Atmosphere in a Sunset where the Sun is furthest away at the end of the day. In my reading of why Sunsets can be orange or even red, it was interesting to learn about the molecular division of the atmosphere and the Sun. This was a different kind of Abstract for me.
You will see the 4 seasons represented in this website and not just in this gallery. Although Spring was represented in the Abstract "Rejuvenation," I decided on this title due to the brushstrokes depicting new and budding growth. I have to mention that while I was painting strokes of color with Springtime in mind I realized that the strokes resembled flower buds that had not yet bloomed. This was not an actual and deliberate painting of the buds although it appears that way. Because of this it became a more meaningful Abstract to me. Also in continuing the seasonal Abstracts, I depicted sprouting of leaves from the Spring Blossoms and painted bright yellow to represent the stronger sunlight reflecting on the the leaves. This was in "Spring to Summer," where I created somewhat of a pattern especially with the yellow sunshine.
Fall is a favorite time for me. I like the Earthy tones of Color in Autumn which are representative of the Deciduous trees. My idea involved the tree itself in Fall Colors with shapes of leaves that appear to be falling. I blended the Colors into one another to represent the changing of the leaves as represented by the various species of trees. The painting also represented the crisp blue Autumn sky. Colors in Autumn seems to me to reflect the maturing colors of our lives in many ways.
Many of my Abstracts involve Nature in some way. The paintings "Tropical Paradise," "Man and Nature," as well as "In the Wild," are reprentational of landscapes in the World. In addition to the depicted Colors I tried to convey a sense of unruliness in the manner of disorganized lines in the Pastel called "In the Wild." This was another Abstract that was very different and not my usual style. However, the Pastel called "Man and Nature," was a representation of Man's existence and in the midst of the Wildlife and the Natural World. Depicting and representing animals, birds, skyscrapers in shapes as a whole. I hope at some time to attempt a larger painting in Acrylics.
Abstracting, as I have mentioned, is a subjective Artform however, many can relate to the visual aspects of the World.