Coming Undone

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Coming Undone

This is one of my favorite paintings, not because of its visual appearance but because of the joyful process of creating it. Having what I considered to be a lot of stress in my life at the time, I wanted to represent something that would exemplify how I felt. And, of course, the process did help to alleviate most of the stress altogether!

Coming Undone

Coming Undone

The beginnings of this painting were interesting, but, at one point, I had a sort of “blah” painting that needed some spicing up. Here is a photo that shows the painting in one of its early stages. It was, at this point, coming together, but still needed some work on the right-hand side. So I continued to add color and emphasis, using a small circular stencil to add the small dots you see within the circular shapes.

Coming Undone

Coming Undone, Displayed

When completed, the edges were finished and the painting was hung on my wall. Some photos were taken to show specific areas and the overall effect when hung.

Coming Undone, Closeup 1

Coming Undone, Closeup 1

Abstract Acrylic Art

Coming Undone, Closeup 2

Abstract Acrylic Art

Coming Undone, Edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though this may not be my best work, it certainly has meaning to me. It has the impression of being wound up (stressed), much like bobbins on a sewing machine, and then being let loose – becoming less stressed. Thus, Coming Undone!

 

 

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8 responses to “Coming Undone

  1. Wow Penny this is awesome, the story makes it even more so, thank you for sharing.
    Donna Dinger

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  2. Personally, I prefer the intermediate stage you are showing. But that is, of course, a matter of personal taste. Of course, I don’t have the specific memories you are connecting with the process and situation of its creation.
    In the finished painting, there seems to be more of the result of conscious control, while the intermediate seems to have a higher degree of randomness, which I like, especially as the three circles present a gradient from more “finished” (left) to less “finished”.

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  3. Diana F. Penny the painting is beautiful, you can see you put your heart and soul into it!

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  4. What I see is a couple of huge owl-eyes! Delightful.

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  5. I really like this painting.

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