Welcome to abstract King Charles Martyr Church in Tunbridge Wells. On my last oil/acrylics evening class we painted realistic abstracts. Some times I paint a portrait which demands some good lines and look a like features and I find it challenging and enjoyable. Often I find that I need to escape those lines and paint loose and more abstract. I enjoy both, although I find that when I paint abstract I enjoy some freedom and the paintings is full with me with my personal expressions. It also give the viewer their own say about the picture, which I enjoy very much. I have no doubt that soon there will be here few more portraits based on my abstract’s freedom too… Enjoy.
You probably remember my sketch of Brown Gait few weeks ago. I was trying to paint my first horse and I tried it with water-colours sketch. To be honest I was going to paint a bigger painting of this horse in Oil and probably got distracted by the snow. This week I had some spare time and ‘The Trot‘ was near completion. I still have to do some more touching but I thought to let him exercise out here in the open menage.
I had to give it another touch which i finally did.. I think it is now finished.
My son went a couple of weeks ago on a year backpacking trip around the world and before he left one day he bought some flowers for his mum. Each day they opened up bigger and stood very proudly, fresh against the window. I had to add them to the list of my paintings.
We just had the first meeting of the art club for 2013. The subject was still life and I could not resisit the bottles standing by the lemon and pears. Lets hope it is going to be a great painting year for us all.