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Painting In Progress: Contemporary Turquoise And Teal Color Abstract

My current painting in progress began with a turquoise and teal abstract flower concept on gallery wrapped linen primed with clear gesso.  As I have continued to apply layers of color, however, the paint and its application has begun to react with a power of its own; therefore  I am letting it flow and develop however it has a mind to do so.
The central shape present in the above image was the initial "flower".  I am particularly pleased with the edges of what were once petals, with the manner in which the paint has formed delicate fingers of lace edging.  No longer a mere floral, the painting has taken on a more apocalyptic  and other-worldly feel, pulsing with the sort of energy I experience around the sea.
Another of my abstract paintings, Shiraz Wave, once began with a violet purple color and floral abstract concept. 
Postscript:  It's complete!  See my finished painting, Poseidon's Window.

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I really love Poseidon's Window, however, I prerred the painting before you made the adjustments. I liked the original portrayal of turquoise flowers,t the turquoise/green/brown/ white color scheme and the composition. Do you think you will be painting another one like that? If so, what would be the dimensions?

I saw a similar picture with the turquoise/navy color scheme. But then the final product was quite different.

Sunday, March 18th

Catherine said:

Hi Jessica--

Thank you so much for your comment! It is enjoyable (and often quite helpful) to receive feedback about my work and its process. I adore the subjectivity of art.

With regards to Poseidon's Window, I often paint in a style similar to what you see here. I don't anticipate creating another just like this--but then again, one never knows ;O) I do use this particular color scheme quite often, however, so that combination is a fairly safe bet. I do create custom work via commission, often based on work I've already completed. If you are at any time interested in pursuing a commission painting, Jessica, you may find this blog post helpful:

Warm regards,

Sunday, March 18th