CITYSCAPE, 9085, mixed media abstract of city architecture



At my recent Metals and Mixed Media workshop, I worked on this abstract featuring several metallic and textural elements. I didn't have time to complete it at the workshop. As a matter of fact, it was still in the "is this going to work" stage by the end of the workshop.
As is often the case with abstract work, I looked at it with new eyes the next day, and did sufficient tweaking to it that I am now happy with the result.
The inspiration for this painting came from Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks blog. The minute I saw her latest photo posting for the challenge, I KNEW I had to do it as an abstract. Of course the composition's the thing and there are so many different compositions you could make from this awesome photo.
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11 comments:

Diana Marshall said...

This is super cool, I love the blue that you use and the horizontal format. Makes me want to get back to abstracts after 3 or 4 tight oil paintings!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

GREAT interpretation Carol! I knew it was the DSFDF challenge piece before I read it...wonderful abstraction!!

Delilah said...

Very Nice Carol, I have been looking at the same post and wanted to give it a try you have done an excellent job.

Claire said...

I like everything about this - the abstraction, the rich color, the strong design...this is wonderful!

Christine in Art said...

Great piece strong composition!

Kerri Settle said...

I really love your rendition of the challenge. I wasn't too taken by the original photo but your use of composition and color really makes an impact. Beautiful work!

Chartan said...

The colors and composition are fabulous

Julie Bloch said...

Love the colors you used on this

Ann Rogers said...

Beautiful abstract interpretation, such fabulous colors!

Pat Koscienski said...

Carol, this is a wonderful painting. What color... and fantastic composition. I love this painting and also look forward to your postings on the DPA blog.

dominique eichi said...

Your piece is fabulous !