Abstracts - shuleart

Maiden Abstract is so named because it was the first one in this abstract series. It was created in a workshop and turned out really well. My opinion of course. It begins with four contour line drawings of real objects. Those four drawings are transfered to a single sheet of tracing paper. This then is transfered, using a grid, to the arches 140 lb. watercolor paper. Then I begin to add various color washes in various values as the work develops. Erasing. scrubbing, using resist, adding new lines, pasting on magazine sections are all involved in creating the finished work. It is all about manipulating shape, color, texture, etc, to achieve a cohesive visual buffet. I find it challenging and especially fun. Original painting 22'x 30" $1000.00.