Old love never dies.
Oh, that summer break!
It stirrs up mixed feelings in my heart. On the one hand, I’m glad my children, who are 6 and 8 years old now, are free from the daily hustle and bustle of every-day school life. That they can relax, explore and do the things they want in their own time. I also enjoy spending time with them, going out together and having a wonderful and fun vacation together. But this also means that I chose to have a long break from my business and, consequently, from my painting! And this is anything but easy for me, because painting gives me so much relief, I feel that it restores my inner balance. Which, by the way, is something every mother needs when their kids are at home all day and boredom kicks in, lol!
Anyway, I did manage to do some drawings and a lot of ideas are floating inside my head! And, I also explored some abstract painting!
What most of you probably don’t know is that about 12 years ago, I painted quite a few abstract artworks, and was also selling them. I had a break of about 9 years, in which I didn’t touch any brushes or paint, because, well, life happened. I was studying, working fulltime, met my husband and became a mother. And when I started (needed) painting again, I really wanted to dive into portraiture.
But my love for abstract art is still alive! I always love looking at the work of abstract artists, and lately I have felt the need to do some abstract exploration again of my own.
So, when the children were having a lovely time at their grandparents’, I decided to play with color and mark making! I love being free in my color choices and marks, and decided to do some minis. It’s like pouring your soul and emotions in the paint without any restrictions.
I know people always advise you to become good at one thing, but hey, I really love portraits and figures, but abstract art as well! And I am also a firm believer in following your highest exitement in the moment.
What are your thoughts about abstract art? And do you feel I should keep it separate from my figurative work here?
I would love to hear your input!
p.s. I have made a seperate IG account called sassieabstracts in case you would like to see more of my abstract work.