Category: Abstract Traditional Art
Posted: July 10, 2019

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48? approximately

?The Watcher?

by Doreen Ingebrigtsen

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Acrylic on canvas 60 x 428? approximately, unstretched. I couldn?t decide the subject matter to put on this, so I determined eventually that I should begin it as a completely NON representational abstract piece...and out of that grew this painting which I now call ?the watcher?. I chose just to paint whatever came to mind with this piece, definitely not my norm! . The birds (or whatever they are), evolved into the work pretty much subconsciously, and I added ?the watcher? below as an afterthought. It?s totally abstract in as much that it can be defined in any way you want. Interesting, that I was going through some pretty heavy issues in my life at the time, and I loved the fact that my mind directed a story for me. For me it tells a story about strength v weakness, good v evil etc... and the watcher was me, waiting to see what would happen. It told me that the strength of the dominant bird would overcome the dark, and the outcome was ..that I should be hold on and be strong. I think many stories could evolve from this piece, it?s dark, yet for me, it?s powerful.
Post Type: Mixed Media Traditional Art
Mixed Media: Medium with a large piece of canvas attached to the wall of my studio, 60 x 48? approximately. I struggled for days to determine what to paint on it. Normally I paint very representational art, but this one I believe determined it?s own fate when I chose to paint an abstract, do some NON representational work for a change. So I laid out a limited palette of acrylic paint and let my mind and my hand do the work. It?s not stretched yet as I can?t decide whether I love it or hate it!

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