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Abstract Experiments

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.  Spending time with the family meant that I didn’t get much painting done but it is always a useful time to reflect and make plans for the year ahead.

I’m back at the easel and will be posting new work soon but in the meantime I hope you will indulge me rounding up here a selection of abstract paintings I made towards the end of last year. I posted them on my social media pages and forgot to post here.  Oops!

Inspired by the landscape of North Wales I experimented with the simplification of shapes and colour.  In the purple series further texture was added with the addition of paper collage.

Having had fun abstracting shapes from the landscape I went a step further and created a series of completely abstract paintings concentrating on texture and colour.  These are in mixed media (acrylic inks, acrylic paints and oil pastel) and I particularly enjoyed playing with the use of orange and blue (so-called complementary colours on the colour wheel).  The paintings are only small (each image measures 5″ x 5″) and the only photos I have of them show them framed up but you get the idea!

I’m not sure where I am going with these recent paintings but I guess that’s the fun of creating!

As always, you can  find all of my available paintings on my website https://sarahjenningsartist.com/

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I am very much looking forward to a creative 2019 and many thanks for joining me on my journey!

Winter light

Light at the end of the path (6" x 8" acrylic on board)

Light at the end of the path (6″ x 8″ acrylic on board)

Happy New Year!

It has been cloudy and wet here so far this Winter and sunshine has been in short supply.  However when the sun comes out the light can be pretty special, especially with the sun so low in the sky.  I have seen some fantastic sunrises and sunsets in recent weeks, some of which I hope to include in future paintings.

To kick off 2016 here’s a small painting recording that low light early in the morning and the dazzling effect of walking towards the sun.  I had no sketch book with me at the time (I was doing the school run!) but managed to take a number of photos on my my mobile phone.