Thursday, October 22, 2009

An Angel

It's important to note that this actually started as an abstract painting.

I'm not an abstract painter, but I wanted to try it again. I first dabbled in abstract painting last semester for my painting class. I discovered that I suck at it!

So, when I started making this painting I was going to make an abstract landscape...or something like that. Then this character appeared in the middle of the painting, emerging out of this hellish rift. I think she's an angel. Or at least that's what I intend to make her. Oh yeah, the city behind her was on accident. I just figured that I would add some type of skyline behind her, and there it appeared.

I've had a lot of fun working on this painting so far. It's a project that started as a way to just decorate the space over my couch, but it's much more interesting now.

This is also the biggest painting that I've ever worked on. It measures 40 inches by 36 inches. Now a perfect square, but close. I really like the square format in my artwork after working with medium format photography for the past couple of months. It's nice to break out of the 2/3 format every once in a while.

Here's another shot of the painting. This time without the mess of my workspace to distract the viewer:)

Unfortunately, work will be halted for the next few days. I got the flu a few days ago, and I still have a consistent fever of about 102 degrees:( It's not fun.


Don said...

talented. doesn't even appear to be what i've always viewed an abstract painting as.

Tiffany said...

Thank you very much, sir! I originally started it as an abstract painting...but the classically trained painter in me couldn't do it. My imagination took over, and this is what happened.

Maria-Thérèse said...

oh wow. Beautiful.

(Perhaps you should start a vampire series or something to get more attention!? Don't know.)

Tiffany said...

You're right! I want to make this one into an urban fantasy type series. It's going to be based on the city of Detroit. I want to make a pretty big series out of it, but it's going to take a while. I've never painted this large (36x40 inches). My arm starts cramping when I paint! LOL Thank you, as always, for your kind words and encouragement! I truly appreciate it :-) You're an inspiration to me.

Darren Daz Cox said...

looks awesome, I'm glad you explore many styles of art as I know it helps me appreciate creativity as a gift rather than just one facet of it. Well done.

Tiffany said...

Thanks Darren! And I do totally agree with you. I am rarely gifted with the gift of creativity, and so I just create when I get it. I can't be picky about the technique, if you know what I mean;-)

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