Friday, March 07, 2014

Satellite Pacific, completed abstract

Satellite Pacific
30x30 inches, acrylic on canvas
Here is the first completed abstract, "Satellite Pacific" I am very happy with this piece. I was surprised when I began working on them how the colours decided themselves, I rarely use any of these tones in my figurative work but when I began blocking in these pieces the multiple hues of blue and yellow just took over my palette, it was not a conscious choice. When I began to work on them I thought I would be creating more landscape based pieces but instead most of them feel like the deal with water and the movement of waves.
It's also interesting to me that each piece really defines itself over time that I don't have that much control over the piece itself until I'm nearly finished that's when I can look at the more objectively and improve certain areas, add other hints of colour etc.
I am always surprised when I work on these paintings and sometimes when I try to force it too  much I end up destroying what was there. I have already destroyed two of the ten pieces which is fine I knew there would be some casualties along the way that's just the way it is when  you are doing something new.
The 30x30 pieces are very reasonably priced at $700.00 a piece I didn't want to go too much higher for this first batch.
It's a glorious day out there, enjoy it
A.Shay Hahn

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