Morning Rain

Morning Rain
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This is one of those paintings that was painted over several other starts.  It is very subtle but there's a lot of texture that doesn't quite show up in this picture.  Sgraffito and calligraphic elements were added to create more detail and interest.  

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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Dilemma

Dilemma
24"x30"x.75"
Acrylic on canvas
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I've been going through a bit of an artist's "block" recently, but I guess that's pretty normal after an intense period of painting nearly every day.  Sometimes we just need a break away from the studio.  Anyway, this "dry spell" has also taken caused me to not blog as often as I should.  So, here I am...back again.

I decided to go through some paintings that I've sold in the last year, hoping for inspiration.  I came across "Dilemma" and remembered specifically how much I enjoyed working on this painting.  It was actually a reworked painting over another that just didn't work for me.  I've learned that no painting is ever completely a failure, it just may need a "break" for a while...just like I do now.  

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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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When City Lights Go Down

When City Lights Go Down
24"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on Canvas

This heavily textured acrylic abstract painting is stretched on 1.5" heavy-duty bars.  The painting continues around the sides of the stretchers and is ready to hang.  It is wired and ready to hang.

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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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October Promise

October Promise
30"x24"x1.5"
Mixed media on canvas

This heavily textured abstract painting is stretched on heavy duty 1.5" bars.  It is wired and ready to hang, framing is not needed. 

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Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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Almost There

Almost There
36"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

Every time I start a new painting, it's almost like re-learning every step each time.  I think that because I approach each painting in a different manner, without a preconceived notion in mind, it gives me the freedom to experiment with new ways of doing things.  

In this painting, I applied paint freely to the canvas.  I used whatever was leftover on my palette from the last painting, my only concern being to establish the composition and structure of the painting.  As soon as paint is applied, the fear of the dreaded "white" space disappears.  I continued to build up the paint layers, each time adding textural elements and wiping out areas to expose under layers of color.  It's a slow process but eventually the structure of the painting begins to emerge from the amorphous and undefined "blob".  At this point, I begin to more carefully emphasize certain elements that appeal to me.  When, finally, I reach the point where I know that there is no more that can be added or subtracted, the painting is finished.

Filomena de Andrade Booth
Texas Contemporary Abstract Artist

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