Tuesday, June 22, 2010

acrylic paintings from the studio

Some recent work from the 'Original Art Studio'.  The first 3 acrylic paintings are 8 x 10 inches.  The last one is 11 x 14 inches.  All were painted with a palette knife - no brushes.  Seems I had a need to paint some abstract figures!  With many other pieces and projects in the works, I have not taken the time to title these.  Here they are, nameless, for your perusal:

My DH prefers this one in a horizontal position ... Just sayin ...
He sees the figure floating in water beneath a city skyline ... ?
What do you see ... in any of them?


  1. very interesting abstract qualities.
    Nice colors

  2. i dunno, i kinda like it vertical like the figure is waiting to go through a door...really cool stuff...the first one with teh finger drags is really cool too...

  3. Giggle..ya got ta love the men..one track minds! I think my favorite is the first one...but honestly I like them all...beautiful and peaceful...wonderful hon!!!

    I totally understand what you mean...I think half the reason I am so scattered is that there is soooooo much going on. I swear if one more woman tells me they are spening their summer lounging on the beach here...I may just scream! I wish LOL!! May we both find a little breathing room this summer!! Hugs, Sarah

  4. I see the body I wish I had. Sort of a Picasso style in the first two, or all. Then Monet colors.

    A drowned woman.

    Yep, definitely. But at peace. Calm. Hmmmm. Interesting.

  5. Like the use of palatte knives for the texture and abstractness. Also like your choice of color palatte. I like the last in the original vertical format, but it is intriguing horizontal as well. In horizontal, it goes with my dream of a couple of nights ago in seeing what I thought was a woman's body floating in a body of water, but realized was a manatee.

  6. The firs one made me think of the song 'Straw Man' by Lou Reed immediately. Maybe because I listened to the 'New York' album recently. Marvellous paintings. I loved the different shades of blue.

    Greetings from London.

  7. The first painting reminds me of shredded paper or skeletal in nature...seems to be laid bare by sorrow, perhaps a shredded heart...instead o a broken heart!

  8. I see dignity, vitality, and yearning. Wonderful artwork!

  9. I see a lot of things which will foretell my state of mind... but what I respond the most strongly to right away is the choice of colors. I love the palette you chose... They are proving to be very evocative and have captured both the light and the dark I feel within... I see a tear falling from the middle "child" if you will as the mother bends in on the right in concern and the father on the left stands strong and tall... third from the bottom.

    I also feel an angelic presence from the last one... I prefer the vertical one... but laying it on its side gives a whole different perspective...

    Beautiful work...

  10. Hi Bonnie


    I love the way that you have fashioned the figures by scraping - its as if they emerge from the paints. I like the pensive young woman in No 2.

    Happy days

  11. They all seem spiritual to me, almost otherworldly. Really interesting. I'm drawn to the top one the most. The last one I definitely prefer vertical.

  12. I love the horizontal...makes me think of shadows...and the company they provide us...the indistinct pictures of us...the essential silhouettes...simply stunning, Bonnie! I love your work!!! Love, Janine XO

  13. Bonnie, I love those! They have such an ethereal quality about them! Hugs, Silke

  14. Thank you, EACH and EVERY ONE for offering your feedback on these pieces of artwork. You see many things I did not see ... and I believe those assessments are quite accurate.

    I always learn so much from your comments. Thank you for taking your time to check in and share here!

  15. The first one jumps out at me. I see a woman will a long full dress on with her hands behind her back, ribbons in her hair. I like the colors of the last one, too.


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