Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Beyond The Depths" - Abstract Acrylic Triptych

"Beyond The Depths" is the newest abstract triptych painting to leave my studio this week. Would you believe when I sat down to first start working on this, it was supposed to be a hummingbird painting? After the first day I was thinking "ok, maybe I see a hummingbird in there somewhere." By the end of the second day this piece let me know that it wanted to be an abstract, one that focuses on the deep, dark and unchartered depths of the ocean. I think it is really important to listen to my work; my paintings always guide me in the direction they want me to take. Sometimes pieces turn out just as I envision them and other times, like with this painting, they take me in a totally different direction and it is up to me to listen.
The painting I'm currently working on was supposed to be a garden sculpture painting with abstract elements and instead, it turned into a fairy painting......see what I mean? I just listened and that is where the painting led me. Hopefully that one will be finished in the next few days.
"Beyond The Depths" measures 12"h x 24 1/2" w x 1 1/2" d. www.artfulcreations.etsy.com

12 comments:

Catherine Holman said...

That's happened to me before too. I love this ocean abstract! The colors are perfect.
Hugs,
Cathie

Sher said...

That is a beautiful painting! Sometimes our projects seem to take on a life of their own. During those times it's best to let that happen. Look how great it turned out for your painting.

Heather said...

Wow that painting is awesome! I'm glad you listened to it ;)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. The painting definately guided you in the right direction! ~Val

NeereAnDear said...

Gorgeous ... love the colors in this one ...

HUGS ~ JO

Naturegirl said...

Ruth how wonderful to see that you popped by my Nature Trail! After being absent from blogging for some time it is good to re-connect with so many friends! Your creativity is inspirational!
Listen to your inner voice and your creativity takes flight!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks mystical and magical...makes your eyes relax and feel calm! I love it! I'm going to tell a friend of mine to come over and look at it...she loves everything about the sea, too! ♥

Archie and Melissa said...

oh your paintings are magic ruth!
i love how you let them talk to you.
the love and light just radiates through your work!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Just gorgeous. I love how this turned out. You can just view it for hours and it would seem like it is moving. The colors are awesome.
You have magic in your brushes my friend.

Happy Painting.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Suzanne said...

Hi Ruth,

I like where the painting led you!...it is beautiful.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Lovely to view your pretty fairy painting once again. Hope you are enjoying the Fall season and also your little break to do all the things you need done. I am trying to fit in gardening and Fall cleanup when I can. Going to take a few days from the 27th-4th to break and regroup for the holiday. Stock the shelves and catch up before the mad rush. LOL It seems to get earlier every year.


Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. It means so much coming from a talent such as you my friend.
Big hugs, Celestina Marie

Holly said...

Thanks for stopping by my page. As you can see I haven't been on in a while. I'm sure I'll get some updated posts on there soon. I love this painting! Especially the colors. It's very relaxing just to look at it. Also, I'm a big fan of fairies, so I can't wait to see any others!
Holly