Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Word on Wednesday is Abstraction

Well, lookie here, another painting found it's way out of my brain. Imagine that? How quick was this one? I almost can't believe it myself. As I was finishing the last still life watercolor painting, this one was calling me to be worked on.

Three Peaches ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis
9x12 Watercolor on Arches cold press 140lb paper

After I found a small section of those photos that seemed pleasing, and as soon as I released the last work from the watercolor block, I started in on this piece. There was a bit of a challenge keeping the white of the paper as the highlight on the fruits, but I did my best. I'm comfortable with the outcome, and painting this was work.

The colors feel different than the last few pieces, as well as the shapes. Something is changing, I can feel a difference. Abstraction seems to be taking hold as the shapes get larger.

I'm just going to go with the flow.


  1. i really enjoy your work. i like your up-close compositions, in particular

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Jenny!


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