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.