30 in 30: Day 1 Abstract Portrait Painting

 

 

"Live- Portrait Study No. 1 " 12x12 acrylic on panel
“Live- Portrait Study No. 1 ” 12×12 acrylic on panel – Available

Hey guys! Happy New Years! 

The 30 in 30 challenge is onnnn and this is my first entry. I painted it last night and refined some bits this morning. I will admit, I felt completely out of my comfort zone painting this. I found that I don’t have much interest in rendering the facial features perfectly. I did use a few reference photos (my muse was Cara Delevingne), but I was more interested in jumping right into the colors and creating a vibrant portrayal of a woman’s face. Interestingly enough, this portrait is pretty androgynous. There were times when I saw a man’s face (someone on Instagram said Steve Tyler!), and sometimes a woman’s.

I decided to name it “Live” because it feels pretty disco to me. Have a good day everyone! Happy painting to my other artist friends in the challenge.

P.S. The 30 in 30 painting challenge is not a competition. It’s really about challenging ourselves as artists. Just in case the word “challenge” makes you think of a prize or something at the end. Hah.

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Three New 12×16 Colorful Abstract Paintings

"Slim Pickings" - 12x16 on canvas
“Slim Pickings” – 12×16 on canvas
"Pixie" and "High Born" both 12x16 on canvas
“Pixie” and “High Born” both 12×16 on canvas

 

Hello. Here’s some cute little abstracts I’ve made recently. I have them listed for sale in my newly launched Etsy shop.

I’m about to head out and grab a fresh canvas for a recent commission. A lady contacted me and would like me to paint her friend’s dog as a birthday present. So there you have it, an abstract artist, about to do her very first pet portrait commission. It should be fun though, simply because she wants it in the same style as my cute camels.

 

New Art: Heat Wave II – Abu Dhabi Landscape Painting

 

“Heat Wave II” 24×24 acrylic on canvas¬†SOLD

 

Hi guys! Just wanted to share my new painting. Funny, this is actually my second time painting this one due to the popular demand here in Abu Dhabi. I had no idea there would be so many inquiries on the last one. This one is bigger and equally vibrant. I love painting this series. And just in time for the hot weather because yesterday was 100-degrees!

Curious to see where my brush will take me next. Happy painting!

2 New Abstract Paintings + Progress Shots

Hey guys,

Yesterday I had a very unusually awesome day. After not painting for a few days, I just had to get back in the studio. Not only did I manage to paint two abstract paintings that I really enjoy, but I also received many inquiries on some artwork for sale after organizing my images into albums and saying they’re available. Amazing what a little organizing and advertising can do in a day.

This time around, I took several pictures as I worked, so I thought I’d give you guys a slideshow of what a painting in progress looks like. Hope you like!

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New Abstract Small Paintings

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Here’s a shot of some of what I’ve been working on this morning. I’m keen to create colorful abstract pieces with movement and vitality. With color theory, design, and painting knowledge swirling in my head, each little piece can be quite the time consumer. But they are truly a joy for me to create.

I’m glad I’ve been able to find joy and childlike curiosity in my work after being stuck in classical oil painting renderings for far too long. It’s nice to loosen up and abstract art will take you right out of any comfort zone you have!