|SAN DIEGO OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN|
The source photo for my latest painting is from a recent trip to San Diego. After putting this image through various photo app manipulations, I painted this landscape by scraping acrylic over a collaged surface which I had applied to a wooden cradle board. This was a lot of fun to complete a painting without one actual brush stroke. I wound up totally covering over the hand printed surface papers but the texture made a huge difference in the final result. Originally, I had created a much more abstracted image but was struggling with the final touches and then went for a more traditional impressionistic solution. I really admire many non-representational pieces by others. Somehow, I find it very difficult to do. I am trying to challenge myself to work in a more abstracted manner, at least part of the time. This painting is going to be part of an exhibit of abstracted landscapes by my critic group friends. I will share more details of where and when after I have the official information.