Adrift – Abstract diptych

Adrift – diptych (oil on 2 raised panels each 8″x10″)

I painted this one back in November exploring shape and scale, colour and value. My method is a bit different from my acrylic abstracts but there is still lots of layering, shifts between warm and cool colours, and scratching through the surface to “excavate” down to previous layers. I love how this turned out.

Here is Tom’s haiku which interestingly also shifts between scales.

continents adrift
folding candelabra stones
crystals shine anew

image (c) 2021 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2021 TJ Radcliffe

11 thoughts on “Adrift – Abstract diptych

  1. I LOVE this piece, indeed it has a upbeat melody or cadence playing throughout values of colour. What I also enjoy is that the panels are complete entities either on their own or together. Hmmm, maybe like a great marriage 😊.

  2. I love this! Especially the idea of two companion pieces. I’m experimenting at the moment with abstract art and it’s very much a question of finding your own way. It can be quite difficult, I think.

    1. Thank you! Finding your own way with abstract painting is sometimes difficult/frustrating but ultimately fulfilling. Finding joy in the process of learning and doing is key. 🙂

    1. This COVID time has been very experimental and illuminating for me. I hadn’t really tried to paint abstracts before this past spring. The exploratory nature of the process is very appealing to me. So I don’t know where I’m going but there will be more …something. And thank you. 🙂

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