Experimenting with Abstraction

December 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm 3 comments

As I mentioned in my last email newsletter (sign up for my newsletter here!) I’ve been experimenting with abstract painting. I’ve got all sorts of ideas I want to try. Some of my experiments haven’t come out quite the way I wanted, so they’ll remain hidden from view. But I’m willing to share the ones I like.

Here’s one I’m pretty happy with. I don’t know if I’ll do more like this, but it was a fun exercise.


This painting is 16×20″, acrylic on canvas. It doesn’t have a name yet – got any suggestions? Unlike my usual paintings, I did not paint the edges of the canvas, so they’re just plain white (3/4″ deep). With the staples on the back, it can be hung either as-is (for a sleek contemporary look) or framed (for a slightly more traditional look). If you want it, it’s available for $460 unframed or $530 in a frame. You can read more about how to purchase my work here.


Entry filed under: Abstract, Acrylic, Creativity, Painting, Pointillism.

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  • 1. tackad  |  December 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    W O W !
    I’m gonna have to call my lawyers on THIS one. haha.
    You outdid yourself.
    Be Utiful !

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  • 3. bootgun  |  February 10, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Whoa, now your talking my language

Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

I work in acrylic paint, in a couple of distinct styles: landscapes and abstracts.

Native to California, I've lived elsewhere and only recently returned to my home state. I now live in Los Angeles.

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