Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back

I apologise to the friend who is indeed waiting for my abstract in blue, I promise it will happen, it is just a bit more challenging than my palette comfort zone. So here I am again back in that area using the same boring palette.

It is not very often that I am inspired in my art by the words of a holy book, though I do admit that such books do still play a part in my life. For some reason one such story was playing around in the back of my mind and would not leave. If I was to attempt an abstract in blue I had to get this story out of there to make space for thought.

So I laid out my usual colours and painted what it was I was feeling and seeing.

I have already been told that this is not like my usual bright and full of life abstracts, and I agree. The story was not that kind of story. The story I now remember was mentioned in a comment by Autumn Leaves about another abstract. So this is my interpretation of it, very different from the other one, The Sands of Time Move Ever Onwards.

I have looked at it, and looked again, and I have to say I have many doubts about it. The fact is, each time I look at it I see something else that fits the story, another aspect of the painting catches my attention. Painted with more white than I would normally use I hope it has some peaceful sections in it, I am aware the centre is very busy.

I share it with you.

This blog is linked to my other. We all Need Something


  1. After trying an abstract of my own, I'm beginning to realize what a very personal expression it is. I think it takes more creativity and more of an artist's eye to create an abstract than any other type of art! You have to use the colors and shapes that come from inside you, and make them come together in a way that makes sense. The other thing I like (I think) is that everybody interprets abstracts differently. And we see different things in the painting every time we look at it.
    I like the warm, earthy colors that you use in so many of your paintings. This one does seem more melancholy than most of your other paintings. The people seem lonely and kind of lost, but determined to keep moving forward... It's a thoughtful painting!

  2. Again, you know what this reminds me of, Ralph. I love it! Pillars of salt...

  3. this is wonderful, it realy speaks for it self. Stop by and see me on FWW. I like the colours in this. There is a mystery to it.