Watercolors > Abstracts

Non objective (no subject) abstract painting is the most difficult and demanding for the artist.  The reason for that belief is that non objective painting comes from nothing. It is pure design creation. The artist must build a piece of visual music from thin air. Based on nothing, the visuals must reveal themselves to the viewer in a way that entices, or confronts, or even repels. The artist builds visual forces that result from the relationships between shapes, colors, values and textures. Those relationships must be created . . .and that effort often takes months of  trials and measuring the elements and how they play off of every part of the painting. It absolutely is not slinging pigment and hoping for the best. Making such paintings is a continuous process of considering alternatives, weighing them, deciding how to proceed, then acting decisively with deliberate confidence. As the final processes take place, great courage is required of the artist.  For a significant mistake could ruin weeks of work.

The end result is not meant, necessarily, to ‘look like something’ or to give some ambiguous view of a place or object one can name or identify. The result must be a fascination or pure emotional response from the viewer. Some might even say that the viewer must experience the work at some level. Perhaps that may be as simple as being fascinated by feelings of depth or appreciating subtle shifts in color and how the artist was able to create those effects.

Just Plane Spilled
Just Plane Spilled
22" x 30"

Bad Dawg
Bad Dawg
22" x 30"

Hobby Horse Dreams
Hobby Horse Dreams
22" x 30"

Fragments of an Idea
Fragments of an Idea
22" x 30"

Breakthrough
Breakthrough
22" x 30"

Watercolor Abstract: A Cheap Trick
A Cheap Trick
22" x 30"

Watercolor Abstract: Life's Vices
Life's Vices
15" x 22"

Watercolor Abstract: Non Objective
Non Objective
22" x 30"

Watercolor Abstract: Slip Strip
Slip Strip Abstract
15" x 22"

Planely Scattered
Planely Scattered
30" x 22"

Watercolor Abstract: Hot Purposes
Hot Purposes
30" x 22"

Watercolor Abstract: Plane Delusions
Plane Delusions
30" x 22"

Watercolor Abstract: Winged Exit
Winged Exit
30" x 22"

Watercolor Abstract: Without Sympathy
Without Sympathy
30" x 22"