Sunday, September 25, 2011

Forces of Nature

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Forces of Nature  36x36"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 

I haven't posted since May, but that doesn't mean I haven't been exploring new artistic ventures. Over the last year and half, my landscapes have become more and more abstracted. I was a bit apprehensive about just going ahead and doing a large abstract though felt inside that was where I was headed. Then my dear sweet Lexi (shared adult son Jimmy's other half) asked me to paint an abstract painting as a focal point for the living room of their home. Thank you!

So she brought me the large canvas and I painted it for her birthday. I just painted the edges of the gallery wrapped canvas the other night. It's just about dry and I will put the wire and hooks on the back today so they will be picking it up very soon. Can't wait to see it in their home. Guess what - not easy to get a good photo of a large 36x36" painting. But I love this direction and size. So I plan to do more. What do you think?? 


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Deb, I just love, love, your new direction! Can hardly wait to see more!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I think a good abstract is harder to do than a good landscape! I think you are headed in the right direction, too. So hard to photograph those big canvases.... you seem to have done a good job, though, it looks great.

Pam Holnback said...

I think that you should continue to do abstracts. Do both. I look forward to seeing more!

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful painting- enjoyed visiting your blog too. Colors are gorgeous and love this big size:) Thanks for visiting mine and commenting- so fun to find new artists and learn! Thanks:)

Shelley Whiting said...

I love this piece. It's very strong and bold. The colors are colorful and vibrant. Beautiful and intriguing work.

Michael Chamberlain said...

Definitely continue to explore this direction. LOVE it!! This one must be really impressive in person.