Tidepool and driftwood abstract art, a photography-based abstract expressionist black and white artwork envisioned 24×24 gallery-wrapped canvas: I wanted to have something that could be bargain-priced in order to introduce more people to my art and style. At this smaller size, this work could theoretically be offered for under $300.00 (only in a non-gallery, direct environment, of course). This creates an opportunity for someone special to start their own hypermodern abstract art collection without spending a lot of money. In any case, reasonable offers are entertained.
One of my favorite abstract photos served as the basis of this work. Originally we had a good happenstance of lighting and water for the photograph, and that alone served as an interesting fine art piece. But now I apply my own special treatment developed over years, beginning with brush work in Painter, followed by tonal adjustments in Photo-Paint – then a few final touches in Photoshop. I am pleased with the result.
A print is also available.
#20, ink on 30x30 gallery-wrapped canvas
Part of my expansion and partial change of direction for my series Abstract Expressionist in Black & White; this is #20, a photography-based abstract piece, ink on canvas. You’ll be seeing more of this type of work – I’m very excited about it.
After some positive showings, I’m in love with the square format, too. It speaks to me – and to viewers.
This one off rendition is available for $900.00
Action painting… an abstract expressionist painting using only shades of black and white…. a revisit of a previous work in the series Abstract Expressionism in Black and White. This painting uses stain painting techniques extensively in the first few layers. This culminates in a more traditional Pollock-style drip and splatter technique for a strong depth effect.
Old Homestead Watercolor, 9 x 12
I revisited this painting a while back; I just like the starkness of it all, in a watercolor format. I think about the people who once called this place ‘home.’
In private collection.
Black & White 7, 30x40
Part of the series Abstract Expressionism in Black and White – #7 is 30″ x 40″ on stretched canvas. This painting shows a lot of circular motion, which I find interesting.
Most of these paintings come to me first in my dreams. After that, I have to allow them to paint themselves.
Although I planned this work earlier, this painting just happens to have a Halloween feel to it; thus the name. Otherwise, it is just a coincidence. It’s not really about Halloween, of course – it is only canvas and paint – 24″ x 36″
Following up on my experiments in black and white abstract expressionist pieces, this work is Abstract B&W #4:
Abstract B & W #4
24″ x 36″
This painting is meant to convey the mental image of a rock wall and as such, it has an enormous variation of depth, making it appear very different as the lighting changes. I found this difficult to reproduce in photos, but you will get the general idea by viewing the additional images below.
Acrylic on Canvas – 20″ x30″
Elements of impressionism appear as ghosts in the the background of this abstract painting. There’s a flower, a mat, a frame… and more. But ultimately, this is an abstract expressionist work of art.
For as we know, canvas is canvas and paint is paint. They have a life of their own … and something to say.
This painting is also new for me in that it represents more of an apartment-sized work rather than the grand scale of some previous paintings. This will also make it more affordable.
This painting is available for less than eight hundred at Absolute Arts
This work does not represent a complete change in direction: There will be more in this line as well as the black & white line at a later date…
After a labor that lasted much too long, I have brought forth my latest child:
Abstract Black & White #3
w/One Warp Field
36″ x 50″ (approx. design size)
Appearing for the first time in a more cutting edge aspect ratio, this abstract expressionist acrylic painting was rendered on loose canvas with a design size of 36×50, a widescreen design. The actual canvas size is about 48×60 so depending on whether one chooses stretcher bars or mounting on plywood, you can get quite a bit of size variation out of this design.
The painting is mostly black & white with perhaps hints of dark sepia. There are approximately ten layers painted over two weeks to give added depth and lots of interesting things to look at. This particular work utilizes a single warp field, meaning that the canvas had a single distortion applied to its shape during the painting process. It is somewhat difficult to get an accurate photo of a painting this size, but you can get an idea of finer points in the detail image below…
Detail (approx 15%)
At this point I have several options for mounting the canvas. I was originally set on using a plywood backing but I may change my mind.
Offers are welcome. SOLD!
Working only in black and white, this abstract expressionist painting experiments with the achievement of layers and depth through various techniques. The style may be reminiscent of Jackson Pollock, but the manifested patterns are a bit more simplistic while the layers give greater depth.
This abstract expressionist painting is 30″ by 40″, acrylic on stretched canvas. It’s an experimental piece for me, so I’ve simply titled it B&W #2.
This painting uses texture and shades of gray to create a moving space. Keeping it as free form as possible all layers but the last were done wet into wet. There is substantial three dimensional texture to the white space, giving the painting different appearances in different lighting. I like its dynamic flow and movement, and it seems to have the beginnings of the object-oriented, perceptual puzzle neural programming effect that I am trying to achieve.
As this is an experimental work, I don’t intend to send it off to my gallery. If anyone is interested in acquiring it, however, drop me a note.