"Dragonfly Bones"

"Dragonfly Bones" 11x14 Ink on Gesso board, 2009, sold
First piece in my "Abstract Bone" series

This is a step away from my normal painting. Sometimes the tediousness of painting realism gets to me and I have to do something fast and fun. This is my first try at alcohol inks and I found them to be easy and fun to manipulate. This is my first attempt at true abstract art and even though it is not my favorite thing to do, it is a nice break from realism. I put the colors on an 11x14 gesso board and used my palette knife to make marks and swoosh the colors around. When I was done, I stepped back and realized that the shapes looked like dragonflies and even maybe fossils of dragonflies. So the name became "Dragonfly Bones."


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