I’ve wanted to tackle pure abstraction for awhile, but haven’t really had the nerve to completely leave subject matter behind. Good abstract art is usually trickier to do well than anything with a recognizable subject, because you have only the basic elements with which to ‘get it right’.
This is me jumping in and testing my love of composition and colour relationships. I decided that I should take the experiments I’ve been doing in stained glass/mosaic stylization to the next level and see what happens. But I’ve also been experimenting with softer edges. I like how this is really a hard-edge composition, but blurred a bit. As a matter of fact, I had such a hard time getting a photo that didn’t look like it was out-of-focus that I decided to use an oblique studio shot here.
But as for it supposedly having no subject matter, I can still see a landscape — a forest? — in this painting. Whereas last week’s work is an abstracted landscape painting, this is an abstract painting with landscape elements. It’s still about the trees.