Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Direction

I have headed in a new direction with my abstract paintings, as I mentioned last week.  I can't seem to determine what I think of this work, or whether or not I even like the paintings.  However, I have decided to begin sharing them here on the blog.
"Subterranean."  Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches.  ©Karine Swenson2011
As you can see, this painting is big!  I have been focusing on smaller works for so long, that I finally needed to break free.  I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying these larger canvases!  I don't think I ever want to work small again.  (But I probably will.)   If you have comments about this painting, I'd love to hear them.  Leave them in the comments section at the bottom, if you would.  Thanks.

I have a long "to do" list this week, so I must keep this short and sweet. 


Paula said...

Karine ... I like the new painting ... it looks representational to me more than abstract ... a sky and ground with stuff underground ... like digging up what is hidden or shedding light in the darkness ... and figuring out what it is is another thing all together ! It makes me think of different things ... any of which are possible and interesting. Keep up the good work !

Archie and Melissa said...

hi karine!
i LOVE this new series!
they are special ~ they immediately spoke to me ~
simply amazing!

mitabee said...

Looks slightly Daliesque to me. And I imagine seeing it in its hugeness it makes quite a statement. I was too hot and sticky yesterday to comment:)

Carla Sonheim said...

Wow, I love this painting. Love it!