I paint with acrylics on watercolor paper, using the process of layering the paint and scratching back to reveal unique colors and textures in my paintings.
Squares was my first experiment with abstract painting which is something I had been thinking of doing for a while.. I started painting squares of various colors and sizes and began overlaying with more squares and scratching back to show the colors underneath. It was challenging since I wasn't quite sure of how to proceed and began to look muddy, but I moved through the frustration and was able to pull colors out. I found myself wanting to expand squares to rectangles but stuck with the equal sided square. After a while it started coming together and I liked the result. The overlay of the colors making new colors along with the scratch back through the colors reminded me of batik wall hangings I made for friends and family years ago, the vivid colors work well together.
Squares - abstract acrylic painting
Paper Size – 18” x 24”
Image Size – 17” x 23”
140 lb. cold-press water color paper
Ready to frame