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The Dive Series
Generally speaking I work on large canvas, you know the 6, 8,10 ft and beyond sizes as can be seen on my Loft Artwork website. But every once in a while I get tempted to size down and focus on the details of working smaller.
This is exactly what I did with a recent series I completed. Interestingly enough as size was not a main factor my choice of colour was. Perhaps my artistic side really needs a boxed focus, I am not sure. That would be strange when you consider my works generally are abstract and without boundaries. In fact “Out of Bounds, the Artwork of Laura Warburton” is the title of my catalogue of art put together by my Beijing agent last year. But I digress, so back to the recent artwork series .
“The Dive” is a (6) 6x6in, liquid acrylics/gel and pebble mediums on canvas series.
Brushed and washed in teal, cobalt, turquoise and ultramarine blues with hints of iridescent bronze and parchment white, the 6 works visually link together reflecting the movement and splashes of water as one dives into an ocean.
Comments on this series have included: “looks like the earth oceans from space”, and “I can feel the coolness of the water in the turbulent visual spray”.
I love the water whether it be a pool, lake, river, ocean… you name it I love it !! In fact living on a large body of water, like the ocean, is top of my “Bucket List”.
Working with blue and thinking/feeling of water was done in several easy and comfortable sittings. So although my work has generally had the feel of size matters, “The Dive” series has helped develop my interest and intrigue of working smaller.
It can be said “Art is a process, of which the final product is just one part.!! This is whole heartily agree.
“The Dive” series is soon to be added and is currently available for purchase through the Loft Artwork website, under the newly created smaller works tab!!
It has been several months since I painted. In fact I have packed away my studio like a bear hibernating in late fall.
Patiently waiting for my spring.
Ok , maybe I am a few years late on this whole resin revolution, but I held out as I saw so many original paintings appearing so very manufactured by the resin rage.
Although the resin gives a powerful ump of colour saturation , I was seeing perfect resin coated paintings that , to me , lacked the personality of original hand made. In other words, not perfect and having that original non manufactured feel.
Well I tried out resin on several of my paintings this past weekend, two 36×48 colourful abstracts. I confess to LOVING the outcome. Colour BLING extraordinaire AND non perfect resin finish. By this I mean that although the paintings are well resin(ed) there are on both pieces several small original what some might call defects, I call character of handmade.
I have learned that resin coated paintings are extremely difficult to photograph, ( just ask my pro photographer Jon Blacker http://www.jonblacker.com ) . And even the best photographer ( Jon Blacker) cannot fully capture the incredible depth of colour and hue enhancement that resin delivers to a painting.
Having said that though here is one of the paintings completed this weekend.
A close up of the other painting with resin coating is below
The colours are magnificent and I am sold on resin coating for some of my colourful abstracts, with the character of original and authentic kept in mind and on canvas.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the day .
I have spent considerable time in my studio this weekend and have been able to finish up several large pieces that were in the works as well as begin and finish a few other large pieces.
I posted working big red just a few days ago and the piece has beautifully transformed into an acrylic on canvas, liquid acrylic, gel medium titled “Poppy Fields”.I have been working a few paintings in this style in the past few weeks and just love the quirky, uplifting feel of them .
Additionally there are several others in this style that I have recently completed . These are considerably smaller than the 4 x 8ft
Poppy Fields above , but hold their own hung on the wall .
For lack of a better description the following two are titled “Lollipop Flowers #1 and #2″
Yesterday I was also able to start and finish 2 other paintings in a totally different style and feel ( did I mention a bit of time in the studio ?:))
I really love working different styles dependant on my mood and artistic desires.
The two painted yesterday are very free flowing, colourful and completely abstract.
The first one, “Lovestruck”, was one of my favourites to work on , easy flow, colourful and just happened. Love it!
The following painting was yesterday early morning , hence the title “Morning Sun”. The yellow is very vibrant, sometimes hard to fully detect in a photo.
So this Labour Day long weekend thus far has been fantastic in the studio and I am looking forward to another full day today of painting.
Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, I know I will .
photo credits: JonBlacker, photographer
Amongst several other pieces on the go, this weekend I am seeing RED!.
4 ft x 8ft canvas with red as the dominate background tone….looking forward to a productive , fun weekend in the studio.