Abstract or Awful?

This has so many layers of acrylic, it feels like an old piece of leather. Hmm… maybe that would be good for making some Christmas ornaments. Trying to stay on the sunny side, because I can’t decide if I pulled this out of the round file, or if I am a dope for posting it.

Abstract postcard, Kat's Forest. Acrylic on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Kat’s Forest. Acrylic on 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

The tools this time were half of a Popsicle stick, and a palette knife. I started with a warm palette, made a mess of it all and then buried the evidence in blue, green and bisque. The single dark line on the right keeps catching my eye. I think I need to scrape some paint over it and rough it up a bit.

I couldn’t think of a name for this. I my change it if I submit this to Visual Aids 17th ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Last night Hunger Games was on. I am really looking forward to the third installment of this series. I want to see President Snow get his butt bruised. Probably won’t happen until Part 2, but the previews look good.

Happy Monday all! May the odds be ever in your favor!

12 thoughts on “Abstract or Awful?

  1. Katie Jeanne

    I’m originally from the northeast, and it looks like birch trees to me. Since it’s one of my favorite trees, I’d say this one is definitely a keeper. 🙂 Oh, and my nickname is Kat.

    1. Sheila Post author

      I have a friend in the south named Kat. We met through Kat Sloma. There are a lot of Kat’s running around out there. Ha ha ha Thanks Katie!

  2. Kelly Dombrowski

    The thing about whether abstracts are finished or not is if you as the creator are satisfied with it. And you are supposed to tell US when it is done LOL! That’s Abstract Expressionism! Someone will always love it and someone will always hate it! But most of all you have to love it! Or you are not done 🙂

    And layers, they are fine! That’s why we use canvas and masonite panels… to plop all that paint on getting to a place of satisfaction! You should see my inks. I constantly redo them, they are very textural, until I am satisfied! actually most of what I do is so heavy!

    This looks like aspen tree trunks to me!

    1. Sheila Post author

      HA HA HA Thanks Kelly. I don’t mind layers, learned to love building them when I did faux finishes 🙂 I love what you said… I just wasn’t done yet. I need to write that in big letters and post it above my desk! Yours is the second vote for Aspens. I like it 🙂


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