Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A busy week, with lots of stuff to show you.

So, I finally got around to trying out some abstract ideas, based on the book I bought: 

"Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques".

I really like the first one:

It's a 10 x 12 inch oil. I like the way it developed, from simple random straight lines, I suddenly felt like curving some, and from there it reminded me of waves, which I then chose to enhance a little, while keeping it abstract. I am calling this one "Rocking the Boat".

After that I did another, adapting the exercise in the book to work with the materials I wanted - oils.

This one is an 8 x 8 inch oil. I am not as fond of this one, though my kids both like it. I haven't come up with a name for it yet. My daughter suggested "The devils rainbow", which I kind of like. My son suggested "Last Nights Omelette", another friend suggested "Pizza Nebula", and finally another friend suggested "Cupcake with Sprinkles". Clearly, my friends are hungry.

It's been a busy week for me. Aside from my foray into abstraction, I did a little 10 x 10 inch oil of a toucan, which I called "Toucan Do Better Than One"

I touched on some acrylic work:

I also kept up a few little pen & inks:

And, finally, a little bit of pastel work on coloured stock:

Anyway, please feel free to leave a comment, or I'd even love a suggestion for a name for that orange abstract painting. I will see you soon enough with more paintings/drawings!

By the way, if you are interested in purchasing any of my works, you can do so through my Artfire studio Here


  1. I love the pen and inks best Jaqui :)


  2. Welcome to the land of abstract!! Looks like you're having fun (which I think is the whole point but that might be just me.

    I love the spiral in Rocking the Boat, and I've been partial to blue & green lately. For some reason Pizza Nebula (or whatever you decide to call it) is reminding me of the artwork in Sesame Street... maybe it's the colours, I don't know.