Category Archives: Acrylic Painting

Art Process – development of an abstract meadow painting

I thought you might like to see some of the art process from my latest painting “This Side of Heaven”

Unfortunately I only took a few photos shots but it might give you a little glimpse into how the painting developed.

After the initial black and white layer here are some early layers of blues, lilacs and lemons. As you can see there has been a fair bit of paint dripping going on.

Art process. First layers of colour

Then I have begun to add some reds.

Art process. Adding in some reds

Followed by some oranges.

Art process. Introducing oranges

After this I had a fairly large gap of time way from my art studio. About two weeks away. I was very much looking forward to coming back and working on it. It’s hard to leave a painting when you are in the zone. But because of our enforced time apart we were very glad to see each other again and I was filled with enthusiasm on my return.

The final part of the process was to work into the negative space and bring it all together. This is where my mind begins to see the suggestion of a meadow full of flowers. Maybe there is a hint of January frost in there too.

acrylic abstract floral painting

I loved the final outcome.

Titled “This Side of Heaven”. 24″ x 28″acrylic on canvas.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my art process.

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New Abstract Meadow Painting

Abstract Meadow painting

I have been working on a new abstract meadow painting. This one is bringing me much joy. I LOVE the colours and it has been a dream to work with. One of those paintings where everything just seemed to fall in place nicely. I don’t think I am quite finished with it yet. I will let it sit for a while and gaze at it from time to time to see if our conversation is over.

Here is how it began.

First layer of abstract meadow acrylic painting

And here are a few little close ups showing some of the details.

Close up detail from abstract meadow painting
Close up detail from abstract meadow acrylic painting
Close up detail from abstract meadow acrylic painting

Painting Process Videos on Instagram

I have been very poor at updating my website of late and focussing on Instagram which is so easy to add quick updates. I am endeavouring to make more time to update the blog pages here more often and show my painting process. But in the meantime do take a look at my Instagram page for lots more updates. I try to add posts daily
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One of the great things about Instagram is that I can add videos easily. If you are interested in my painting process you will find videos there on my posts and IGTV.

Video showing some of my painting process

You will also find lots of tips and ideas on my IG pages and close ups of some of my work.

Close up from one of my abstract meadow Paintings

There is more of me too, which may or may not be a good thing. Ha Ha! I will let you be the judge of that. I will be adding more posts here soon and updating my gallery pages to showcase more of my art. I have already added a couple more photos of my latest abstract meadow paintings on the Buy Art page. My abstract meadows are now the focus of my work. I hope you like them. Let me know what you think.

And if you should come and visit me on Instagram please do leave me a comment to say hello. And I hope you enjoy my IG page enough to follow me.

I will be adding more content to the website here too, so stay tuned!

Art For Sale – Abstract Meadows

At last I have my art for sale on my website Buy Original Art Yay!

I have just realised that I have not blogged about my art here for 3 months now. Where does the time go? Probably because I spend all my free time painting, which isn’t a bad thing, is it? But if you want to hear from me more frequently and see what I am up to with my art I do try to post every day on Instagram #lesley.boost.arthappyme and also on my Facebook page ArtHappyMe

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I have been focussing recently on my Abstract Meadows paintings which I cannot tear myself away from at present.

They feed my need for colour and intuitive painting and I am currently enjoying working with negative space. Like most artists I have been searching for my own style since I began painting and I think I have finally found it. I love that my abstract meadows have no initial ideas, neither in composition or colour, but just slowly emerge. I literally start of with a blank canvas and just go for it. It is great fun and takes off any pressure for a painting to live up to a pre-conceived idea. And each finished piece is a total surprise to me! It’s like opening up a wrapped present very time. 😊

I now have my art for sale up here on my website here Abstract Meadows . I will ship internationally. Here are some close up snippets of some of the juicy bits.