Kung Pao, 9041 acrylic abstract




This is a rework of a piece I did about 6-8 months ago. It's been sitting around my studio glaring at me that long. I never put the finishing varnish on it - that's tells me that, subconsciously, I thought it needed something else.
The top picture is the old version-very muted palette and the main feature I was interested in was the texture contrast between the black micaceous iron oxide near the top and the white squiggle made of clear tar gel.
I took it out of the frame and just started adding color. With the original as an underpainting, there are layers of rich color notes that give it such depth. I just can't stop looking at it now. Of course, it was difficult to photograph with all the layers of metallic color, but this is a fairly accurate version. Do you think this is an improvement?

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Yes! It looks more organic now and very beautiful! You followed you instincts and it paid off!

Dana Marie said...

Wow, beautiful piece, Carol!

Sherrie Jones said...

I always loved the original, but the new version is fabulous! You never cease to amaze me with your incredible abstracts! Love them!

David Larson Evans said...

I love your work, the deep reds the abstraction the organic feel.

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

I love this abstract painting!

Is it an improvement from its original version? YES!

I love the changes you made. The muted greens and vibrant reds work so nicely together.

I'm a bit shocked actually. This abstract looks noticeably different than your more recent "stain glass" paintings.

Also, the squiggly line in the middle looks like a pair of fat hands to me. Sounds strange, I know, but that was the first thing that came to mind.

Very cool looking piece!

-Dean

Barbara said...

Fabulous!!!!!
Just off the charts !!!!!


Barbara