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Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Painting/Collage








I am back to abstraction where I feel more myself. I have to say it is much harder than the collages where I have a raven as the center, because I have a place to start with the image of the raven, with the abstract I have to pull it out of thin air. This piece is called "Hydra, ode to Leonard Cohen" I love him and I am reading a book about his life called "I'm Your Man", it is a wonderful book and at one time Leonard bought a little house on Hydra a Greek island, this collage reminds me of his descriptions of sitting on the beach watching the sun come down. This collage is 12"x 12" , venetian plaster, oil, acrylic, rust stained paper, India ink, pen, graphite and cold wax on board.
I always love to hear your thoughts.
I included many detail shots, but if you click on the image then click again you will see the real deal.
This piece is tumbled.
XOXO

17 comments:

Lori ann said...

beautiful annie! i love the colors you used and the inspiration behind them.

ArtPropelled said...

Love it! I'm feeling the sunset and the ocean. The first thing I did before reading the post was enlarge the painting to get a closer look at the glorious texture.

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful new piece! Your textures and colors are just fabulous.

And I love Leonard Cohen too!
xxoo

Suzanne said...

Beautiful.....simply beautiful

Annie said...

Lori, Thank you sweetie. xoxo

Robyn, Thank you for taking the time, it means the world. xoxo

Judy,You must read the book, it is very well written and you learn so much about Leonard. xoxo

Suzanne, Thank you! xoxo

lynne h said...

annie, i think this is my favorite piece of yours *ever*... the textures, the colors, the marks - everything works together beautifully.

xoxo

Annie said...

Lynne, High praise coming from you.
Hopefully I get better as I go...
xoxo

Kate P said...

This makes me want to go to the beach! :)

Annie said...

Kate :-).xoxo

studio lolo said...

Delicious colors, layers and textures! But Annie, I still see raven on the right looking towards the top ;)

xo
Lo♥

Annie said...

Lo, :-). Thank you sweetie. xoxo

Visual Communication said...

I'm a Leonard fan too.. and a fan of your abstractions Annie. Very beautiful and sensitive and they show the pleasure you enjoy while creating them x

Annie said...

Robyn,
I pegged you for a Leonard fan :-).
Thank you for your kind words. xoxo

Mim said...

I love these pieces Annie

Annie said...

Mim, Thank you, it is all one painting, many detail shots. xoxo

sukipoet said...

glad you are able to return to what you love best. very evocative. i love LC too but havent read about his life.

i like what you say about the difference between abstraction and using an image or several as focus. Probably one reason so many art lovers seem to have a harder time with abstractions sometimes.

i love both.

Annie said...

Suki, I love both too, I love it all, and I like doing both, no limits! Abstraction takes time and learning to appreciate it and most people won't take the time...
xoxo