I've chosen this one from April as it reminds me of how far I've come, and where I think I'm heading....
After years of being hindered by traditional ideas of painting I seem to be leaping off into the unknown world of abstract. I feel free at last! It seems many artists begin with traditional works, then progress to the abstract.
I used to paint like this... (and sometimes still do)
|Noughts And Crosses|
While many casual viewers might think this is a step backwards, for me it is an enormous progression. The same rules apply to these works as to a more realist painting. It is all about shapes, colours, tones, mark making, etc. In my new, enlightened, view my abstract paintings have more going for them than previous works.
I would love to hear your views on this.