Saturday, November 10, 2012

An Abstract Tree-Scape

This week I got the bug to work on a contemporary piece, a quadtych (4 panel) tree-scape, "Extensions".  Sometimes when I'm planning a multi canvas painting, I will run down into my basement and grab a bunch of assorted sized canvases and just begin by arranging them in all different configurations on my studio floor.  I play around with the layout until I think I've got something that pleases me , as I try to keep in mind the design that I want to create as well being that has a great deal to do with the sizes of the canvas and the layout I have chosen. 

This piece has a very abstract background of different slashing shapes (((( and ))))) .  Many times with my paintings I work with  very wet surfaces and watery paints so I must lay the canvases out flat.  With this piece the varying background colors and shapes were done very wet, while the foreground tree branch was done in a dark, bold...thick black acrylic paint.    

The end result was exactly what I had in mind for this painting when I started it, contemporary, colorful and abstract.  All artists have a varied and unique process for their creations and for me, when I'm doing a multi-canvas painting, I like to play around and arrange things and then experiment with color to determine what the base of my painting will be built on. 


Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Oh that is very cool, love it!

Duni said...

Wonderful. I love how natural the design spreads across the four canvases!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
I love it. The shape bends like the branch of the tree reaching across. Just a perfect layout.
Looks like you are really having some great creative days.

Hope the house plans are going well.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the mosaic look!

Az Life and Style said...

Beautiful art!

Ali @

Anonymous said...

Hello Ruth,
I never tried to paint a triptych or a quadtych.
The result of your creative idea is just amazing. I love the abstract background. You use bright colors, very cheerful, a thing I will not dare. Each artist has her sensibility, isn't it ?
By the way, thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Helene

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is gorgeous Ruth!!! I love the look of quadtych and this is really cool how you varied the placement of the canvases. Someday I would love to take a painting class and see what comes out! I am glad to hear things are getting back to normal in NY. We are still seeing those without power on the news. It is so horrible!

Sandy's Creations in Clay said...

Ruth, I love your 4 panel tree~scape. It is very unique and beautifully created!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, hope you are enjoying a great week. So nice to view your gorgeous work again. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. That tray sold just after I listed it yesterday.
Have Creating!!
Hugs, CM