Abstract painting and philosophy
After having been painting for many years I felt a need to move into a less restrictive mindset. My migration to abstract painting, has been an intermittent process, as the mood and environment compelled me to reach out into new directions. I was inspired by those who came before and guided by a few spells of mentoring from local teachers and masters.
Abstract art is the art of non-representational painting. Obviously it encompasses other forms of creative work such as photography, drawing and sculpture. The Wikipedia has a short description of the term Abstract Art that kind of gets the right idea.
I have been painting in classical styles for a long time. I have worked in many different media, oils, aquarelle, acrylics and pastels. I then did a long spell of decorative painting working as Matapa Galleries for ornaments which is a sure way of improving skills but not a very creative outlet.
Some of it is for sale and is indicated as such.
Some of it I keep for my own enjoyment.
I also do commission work. At times I find it difficult to negotiate a theme and style for something that is not necessarily representative of anything. So specifying colours, size, a theme and referencing works by me or others is the method I have come up with that has the best results so far.