Happy new year 2012! I painted this on the last days of last year but i signed it after the new years eve. So let it be years 2012 first paintin. I was inspired to paint this by watching abstract art. Espesially Franz Kline and Pierre Soulages impressed me with strong lines. In their paintings I found strength and harmony that is hard to describe in way that would do honour to the works as it should. After all there are only few colours and brush strokes in their works but I can never be bored when I watch those. I painted my work in three steps. On the first layer I used several colours that I spreaded those with palette knife and rough brush to add texture. The second layer was water thinned white that wrapped the first layer on "mist" and enchanted the texture. And to the third layer I only used black and blue that i spreaded with palette knife.
Black and blue, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 60 cm x 80 cm
Sinimusta, 2012, akryyli kankaalle, 60 cm x 80 cm