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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reflection Abstracts

These 12" square oil paintings are made with rags, pallette knife and fish head bones. They are a step in making more paintings of vases about what is most precious. They may remain finished as is and only help me in painting vase paintings. I like them as they are paintings of the similarity between ceramic glaze and water.
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Darlene said...

I know nothing about abstract art, but I really like the bottom painting. It looks like swirling water. There is lots of movement in it and that makes it exciting.

Parapluie said...

I am glad you liked the bottom abstract. Your response shows you already know how to relate to the abstract by saying how it makes you feel. And you have even gone farther by observing why it excites you. Thanks for commenting.

Connie said...

Diane - these paintings remind me of a pond with water lilies and goldfish, much like one I saw a couple of weeks ago on the grounds of an art museum. I've tried to paint it with no success, but you've captured just what I wanted to say. Really, really wonderful!

Parapluie said...

Thank you Connie, I'll visit your blog and hope to see your painting of the pond.

Parapluie said...

I think your dancers capture the fluidity of pond water. There must be some basic property that connects us because we are mostly water. I think you capture that essence in your dancers.

Anonymous said...

The top one, oh the top one - fantastic; love the colours and sense of movement. But did you really say fish bones? ;-)

Parapluie said...

These were done mostly with rags and the final touches with fish bone. The more recent acrylic ones were made a lot more with palette knife and a little fish bone. As the weather cools further I am experimenting with fish bone and watercolor.