Subject Tags: oranges, blues and greens, canvas, acrylic on canvas, fun, bright colors abstract, bright colors, brights, colorful art, home interior colorful, colorful painting, extra large abstract, extra large art, colorful abstract, large abstract, large painting, textured painting, urban, contemporary, abstract
Size: 39"W x 61"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
Sometimes a girl just needs to paint. Abstract backgrounds are a key part of my mixed media work and painting is my first love so why not take my distinctive urban look to the next level. Inspired by urban graffiti, the patinated walls of abandoned buildings and even my paint-splattered studio floor, this painting on unstretched canvas measures approximately 39 x 61 inches (with an additional 2" border all around so it can hang as-is or it can be professionally stretched). Each piece is created by applying many layers of paint which I hand distress by sanding, scraping and rubbing, Then I paint again. The process is very physical and at times I look like I am playing a solo version of Twister or practicing a particularly torturous method of yoga, but it's worth it...I love the results.
Cities are alive and vibrant and a constant source of inspiration. Personally, I prefer the gritty side of town, where you'll find me exploring an abandoned building or discovering the rusted out remains of a former factory. Stripped of their facades these places are real – grimy, with a hint of danger, often boldly colorful – and loaded with layers of raw character. To harness that character I embrace flaws, even emphasize them, with techniques that make sporadic imperfections an integral part of the final piece. it all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – strong color, peeling paint, and texture – adding details that help tell our unique stories. Visit my website deannafainelli.com