Abstract Exploration

December 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm 4 comments

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m starting to explore painting in a more abstract style. This painting is my second attempt at abstract pointillism, and I think it worked out pretty well. I showed it to a group of artists and it garnered quite a bit of very positive feedback, so that’s pretty encouraging. This is certainly a direction I intend to explore more.

dot-experiment-2 Barbara J Carter, 2008, Acrylic on Canvas, 24×18″

It isn’t titled, but if you absolutely must own it, it is available for purchase. Unframed it’s $575, framed it’s $660. The sides are white and no staples show (they’re all on the back) so it may be displayed without a frame for a contemporary look. It is signed on the back. Feel free to contact me if you’re interested.


Entry filed under: Abstract, Painting, Pointillism.

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  • 1. tackad  |  December 23, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful painting – too bad it doesn’t enlarge.
    What makes it really special is that it’s definately you – your colors, your style, your way of seeing . . .
    very nice.

  • 2. jaggedsmile  |  January 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I like where you seem to be heading with these abstracts. This one especially has a nice illusion of depth. About the only thing I miss in this one as compared to your landscapes is the bold contrasts you achieved in those (then again, it may be there in this one, and it just isn’t showing up on my monitor). But overall, a very beautiful piece.

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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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