Abstract for Bright Fabrics

Goodness gracious, I left you hanging there!

I was so excited to get started on the colorful abstract painting that I neglected the computer once I began.  You may recall, I had these fabrics to work with:

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…from which I derived this color scheme, and shared it with my client and her decorator:

We ended up having to switch the Teal for a Turquoise, upon closer inspection of the fabrics.

Drumroll please…..

BAM!

 24x36"

24x36"

This thing is crazy, right?  I experimented with lots of mark-making and shapes and motion.  I could have done this for weeks.  Abstract paintings are a BLAST… the only problem is, when are they finished?  You can't step back and say, "ah, now it looks like ____, so it is complete."  You can just keep playing and pushing and smearing and dabbling.  Too fun.  I can't wait to make lots more.

Along the way, I fiddled with photoshop and sent some mock-ups to my client:

I can't wait to see how it actually looks in her beautiful home!

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Confession: I totally wanted to keep it.  We (the painting and I) basically went on a date all around my apartment and made ourselves comfortable… 

How many places can an abstract painting look good in my apartment?

And I also made a little coordinating floral painting with the leftover paint.  I liked the colors.

 6x6"

6x6"