Thursday, June 14, 2012

PPF: Completed "Abstract"


A few weeks ago, I started this as an abstract painting. You can see it here. I added some stylized flowers and stenciled circles.  I don't think it counts as an abstract anymore because I added identifiable (even if stylized) elements.  What do you think?  Is that right?
In any event, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's definitely a departure for me.   That's one of the reasons I really appreciate Paint Party Friday - it pushes me to try new things in my painting. If you want to see other examples of painterly goodness, check out this link.

31 comments:

helena said...

whatever its label, I think its fabulous

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This has come together beautifully and the simplicity of the additions makes that background look wonderful... so glad you have shared the finished product... it is a treat... xx

NatashaMay said...

Looks fantastic! Love the layers in the background. :)

Susan said...

Your background is amazing and a beautiful compliment to the flowers (or the other way around).

Kokopelli said...

Hm, not sure if this is still abstract. But I like it! The colors are so nice and sunny. Happy PPF!
And yes, the conche is tricky to draw. :)

scrappyjacky said...

It looks wonderful,Rinda....and the additions look great.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Rinda this is excellent ! Very creative, colorful and I love it! ~namaste, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Carolyn Dube said...

Love how you blended the colors- so soft and gentle. The flowers are so graceful against your background!!

Melissa said...

I really like the few recognizable images over the abstract - looks great.

craftattack said...

Abstract or not, it's just beautiful. Love the warm colours! Valerie

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I agree; whatever it is, it's beautiful and I like it too!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Sian said...

Looks good to me, no matter what way you'd like to name it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
The stylised flowers are stunning as is the depth to your background.
Wishes
Lynne

kristin maynes said...

I think it looks fantastic!I love all the colors, so pretty!

Anne said...

Beautiful painting, love the minimalistic flowers and the colors!

Alicia C said...

these look like really cool flowers. What striking colours! Really made me feel vibrant just looking at it

Beverly said...

I agree that it takes away the abstract but I love the additions you made, it really makes it :)

Connie said...

To me this is still an abstract since the flowers are done in such a stylized form.

Julie said...

I really like this, very striking!

Alexandra said...

This truly is one of the most beautiful abstract paintings I've ever seen. Well done, Maria. :) Happy PPF

minnemie said...

Oooh I really, really like this! Well done!

carlarey said...

This is great, the palette and the simple composition are really striking.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love these colors...my favorite triad palette! All the wonderful secondary colors!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Ayala Art said...

Rinda i love it! it is fantastic! I think it is still abstracted, I would say.

Belinda Carson said...

Loving the background! Beautiful, simple yet captivating!! Thanks for sharing!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! love this abstract!!! well done!!!

Lynn said...

I do not care what you call it. I like it! Nuff said. HPPF!

Giggles said...

Simply perfect!! It's a fantastic piece!! Just beautiful!

Hugs Gigglges

Melisa said...

I don't know if it counts as abstract or not now, but I much prefer this version. Whatever you'd call it, I like it!

Nordljus said...

This looks just wonderful! Love the added flowers, they really make the picture for me. You did a great job here, no matter if it's abstract or not.

JKW said...

The colors you are using are awesome. It is what it is and I love it. I am impatient to see more. Blessings, Janet PPF