January #4 – 8×10 series

From the series painted in January, 2017 – landscape abstracts I worked on while caring for my husband after his fall and subsequent knee surgery.

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9 thoughts on “January #4 – 8×10 series

  1. Doc Kandinsky

    Really nice color composition. Abstract paintings are so much more expressive than figurative and especially realistic ones. It’s like unspeakable words from one soul to another.

  2. memadtwo

    This series is very magical. And it’s so interesting to compare it to the older work you are posting. They say we simplify our work as we age, and yours certainly follows that thought (although mine seems to have gone in the opposite direction…). It has also opened up. (K)

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I think I printed the blue lines on to the canvas, and I do love that color myself! The paintings have really let me experiment and just go along where things take me. I have liked that a lot.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you, and I think you’ve hit on the exact reason why I like abstract work. Because there are things to say that there are no words for.

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you, this means a lot to me. I do think you are right, for me, I am simplifying things – a big difference from my tighter and more busy or fussy or frantic even sometimes work in the past. I have wondered if this has reflected changes made in my life. Or maybe as I pare down what is important in other areas, the same impulse is at work here. Anyway, I do like it, and I am liking the results. Thank you.

  6. Laura (PA Pict)

    So much to love in this piece. I’m immediately drawn to the golden orb and that streak of regal purple (or so it seems to my tired eyes in poor light) cupping it below. Then I’m pulled towards those pebble shapes in the bottom right, like a cairn of stones reaching for the sky. And I love the patch in the bottom left that’s a sort of streak of red and turquoise. Delightful.

  7. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I really liked using the Caran d’Ache crayons, Neocolor 1 and 2 both, in these pieces. Because I love that look of crayon lines on top of the paint so that the two colors can be seen separately or together. And also I like it for drawing lines around the shapes. I still can think of so many more things I’d like to try along the lines of these paintings. I am sure a new set will be done sometime soon.

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