Green Grass Abstract 1 Painting was painted in 2019 by Artist Rachael Grad. Gorgeous colors in this original artwork include green, blue, yellow, pink, orange and purple. Acrylic paint on cradled wood panel measuring 12" x 12" x .8."
Multicolor expressive brushstrokes and palette knife marks in this original painting. The painting is signed on the back. Please note that the "Rachael Grad" writing on the art is only for art prints and does not appear on the original painting.
INSPIRATION BEHIND ABSTRACT GRASS PAINTINGS
The Abstract Flower Painting Series started on the first day of Spring, March 20, 2019. In Toronto that day it was still freezing cold but the sun was shining, and the ice and snow was melting. When I looked outside my studio window, I could feel the start of spring.
I started painting imagined flowers and grasses of what I hoped would soon appear in Toronto. These paintings are very colorful and lively.
ART PROCESS FOR ABSTRACT GRASS PAINTINGS
To start an abstract flower painting, I draw a compositional sketch with a thin layer of paint. I carefully choose my color combinations. Then I apply washes, brushstrokes and palette knife marks of colorful paint.
I experiment with different paint applications across the canvas or panel. Each artwork has many layers and lots of texture built up over multiple painting sessions.
Each abstract flower paintings is the accumulation of many layers of paint over lots of painting sessions. Over time as I apply paint, the artwork becomes more abstracted and colorful.
Acrylic paint works well for layering abstract flowers and grasses. The quick drying acrylic paint allows me to create colorful layers with depth. I can achieve this effect more quickly with acrylic paint than with oil paint.
I hope that viewers will think of happy spring flowers when viewing this abstract colorful artwork.