I'm still really engrossed in my journey of exploring abstract art. It's a totally new avenue for me, as those of you who have followed for a while will know. For many years I painted coastal scenes, things and places you would recognise.
Some time last year I felt the call to try something new, to work in a looser style and yet I just couldn't commit to taking that leap, and so persevered with my familiar style.
Working like this, very much from the heart and soul is proving to be so revealing in many ways. I am understanding how art really does have the capacity to create space in the mind, and to heal.
This piece is called Deep Dive, and it's an acrylic piece on a wooden panel. I used a flow medium to make those glorious puddles of colour.
Much of this painting is led by intuition, I allow myself to be directed to colour, shape and pattern without trying to influence the outcome.
Choosing to work with a minimal choice of colours, I built up many translucent layers of paint, it reminds me of staring into the shallows of the ocean, those beautiful turquoise shades, lilac and blue, and soft sandy tones. I was really happy with this piece, and feel I'd like to explore this layered way of making art further.