Why I love talking about abstracts

Do you enjoy people watching you at work?

Many artists are self conscious and not keen to work in front of others. It makes you aware of potential mistakes and can stifle creativity.

Personally I love demonstrating what I do. I know, I’m a freak!

Except, when it comes to my architectural work that is…

Then I want to run a mile. Even then, I don’t mind the preliminary drawing stage. It’s when the paint goes on. Quite simply I prefer to demonstrate abstract painting

Why? The reason is simple.

Having spent time drawing and masking a picture, I want to focus on the painting process.

If I’m explaining what I’m doing I risk missing an important element I planned to emphasise.
Abstract painting, the way I do it, is more free so if I make a mistake I can alter the painting later and I’m confident I can make it work.

©2013 - Cathy Read - Work in Progress- Watercolour and Acrylic- 30x 40 cm
©2013 – Cathy Read – Work in Progress- Watercolour and Acrylic- 30x 40 cm

Why not come back in a few days to see how it turned out?

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