Creativity, Photos

My First time painting an abstract landscape

As you may know by now I am entering Create Longridge this year, an art competition based in the Ribble Valley. In the run up to the competition I thought I’d try my hand at a few different styles of painting.

Recently I have been admiring a lot of abstract art, this is not something I have ever really done myself and I’ve always been a bit afraid to try. I started to do a totally abstract painting last week and it ended up as a muddy mess, so I thought I’d give it another go with a simple abstract landscape.

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The above painting is what I came up with! It is based on an image of the Trough of Bowland which is not far from Longridge.

I used Acrylics and a palette knife for this painting, some of the acrylic paint is mixed with a textured medium to give it a bit of body and a grainy texture. I also used a bamboo skewer to scratch in some markings and add more interest.

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The purple represents the beautiful purple Heather that grows at the Trough of Bowland.

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The sky has the textured medium in which you can see in this up close photograph.

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The only problem with painting is tidying up the mess afterwards!

What do you think of abstract paintings? I think this is an area I’m definitely going to continue to experiment with in the future.

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