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.
beautiful annie! i love the colors you used and the inspiration behind them.
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.
Beautiful new piece! Your textures and colors are just fabulous.
And I love Leonard Cohen too!
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
annie, i think this is my favorite piece of yours *ever*... the textures, the colors, the marks - everything works together beautifully.
Lynne, High praise coming from you.
Hopefully I get better as I go...
This makes me want to go to the beach! :)
Delicious colors, layers and textures! But Annie, I still see raven on the right looking towards the top ;)
Lo, :-). Thank you sweetie. xoxo
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
I pegged you for a Leonard fan :-).
Thank you for your kind words. xoxo
I love these pieces Annie
Mim, Thank you, it is all one painting, many detail shots. xoxo
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.
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...
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