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Abstract artist

I am an abstract artist, I work with no boundaries except the size of my canvas which can vary dependant on how I'm feeling. Colour can be hard to work with, too much and you run the risk of overworking the piece, too little and it could look bland, uninteresting and uninspiring.

Abstract is not an easy painting style it isnt a cop out because you don't or can't paint figures or landscapes, to most people abstract painting just looks like somebody has thrown paint on a canvas without… READ MORE

Added by gary smith on October 19, 2011 at 11:34am — No Comments


I stretched a large canvas the other  day and then once gessoed up spent an hour just staring at it, its the inspiration thing again, the feeling of going round and round in circles not knowing where you want to head..... but the fun thing is after  staring at the canvas for such a long time the idea comes and you thrash about splashing paint on in controlled and sometimes uncontrolled manner.

And if you dont like it just paint over it and start again I can do this several times until…


Added by gary smith on October 17, 2011 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment


So how do you get inspired when there's no inspiration to be had.... Do you bash your head against a wall, read, sit quietly and contemplate or maybe go for a long walk, these are the age old things you come up against when hit "the mental block", what I find really helps me is I look at loads of images of art, then go for a long walk with my dogs whilst listening to music on my iPod.... From queen to pink floyd, hawk wind to Vivaldi it ca trigger something inside that brings forth the art.....… READ MORE

Added by gary smith on September 23, 2011 at 7:23am — 2 Comments

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