Ann McMillan Art
Fine Art in Color

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Following up on Abstraction

I have been working hard on abstract painting, and have found out a few interesting things:

  • It really is difficult, and more practice yields better paintings, but they take a long time, and occasionally completely flop.  
  • Painting abstracts is tremendous fun. It feels very open and creative. Each painting is a question rather than an answer. 
  • Openness, curiousity and a willingness to fail are required for this.  The favorite one I have done so far is Cloudscape, 30 x 30 inches, oil on canvas.