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.
Everything has a story and art has the power to show fresh perspectives, to push past misperceptions and find beauty and intrigue where it is least expected. I've always been drawn to the gritty side of town and just the thought of exploring an abandoned building makes my heart race. Rust, peeling paint, the touch of a street artist's hand on a warehouse wall all make me want to strip the layers away and dig deeper. No matter what the subject is my creative style delivers a distinctive urban vibe (I can’t really explain this...it just is). And it all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – gorgeous color, graffiti, and decay – adding details that help tell our unique stories. Visit my website deannafainelli.com