My Botanical Abstracts art family consist of:
- oil paintings on canvas
- wooden sculptures
- ink drawings
- oil paintings on paper (coming soon)
- wooden collages (coming soon)
OIL PAINTINGS ON CANVAS
How they could look on your walls:
ABOUT THESE BOTANICAL ABSTRACTS ON CANVAS
My Botanical Abstracts are four oil on canvas paintings of 40 x 50 cm. Their background colour compositions are derivatives from blue, yellow, green and red. With notable grey tones in all the colours. On top of these grey-ish colours I painted four different botanical abstacts in dark brown and dark yellow. The brush strokes are quick. You can see the swift energy of the gestures in the end result.
I over painted earlier work and in some places the old work shines through and adds additional texture. You can see this most clearly in the background of Yellow botanical abstract: you can see a honeycomb shape shining through the yellow background.
SPECS OF THESE BOTANICAL ABSTRACTS ON CANVAS
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm. These are not for sale at the moment. They are too big an inspiration for current new work. However, if you feel very strongly that they belong in your home, please do not hesitate to contact me. Maybe we could work something out!
ABOUT THESE WOODEN BOTANICAL ABSTRACTS IN 3D
After finishing my paintings I suddenly found myself fantasising about wooden sculptures, inspired by the ceramic sculptures by Malin Gabriella Nordin. I had been wanting to try out fretwork for a while and I made sure I had everything I needed. Fretsaw, wood, different kinds of saws, polishing paper. The only thing I felt insecure about were my fret sawing skills. So I asked Bob to teach me and after one hour of sawing it seemed like fret sawing isn’t nearly as hard as I expected it to be! Bob even dared to say that I am something of a fretwork prodigy. Who would’ve thought!
I am working on four different wooden sculptures. One to go with each of the paintings. I recreated the botanical forms in 3D and painted them in non-grey blue, red, green and yellow. Along with a medium that provides a ceramic/pearl effect.
SPECS OF THESE SCULPTURES
These sculptures are approximately 20 x 20 x 20 cm and are acrylics and pearl medium on triplex. At the moment I am working on four wooden pedestals for them to stand on. To be continued!
INK DRAWINGS ON PAPER
ABOUT THESE BOTANICAL ABSTRACTS IN INK
With these ink drawings I wanted to explore how far I could take the botanical shapes of the initial paintings. So I have made four ‘diptychs’ inspired by each initial painting resulting in 32 botanical sketches on 16 ink drawings. My goal was to practice drawing quick, bold and striking botanical shapes to prepare for my oil on paper paintings.
SPECS OF THESE INK DRAWINGS
These are all Indian ink on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm. They are available for purchase for €60,- each + p&p.