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EXPLORING THE ABSTRACT

EXPLORING THE ABSTRACT

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!

Love,

Saskia.

p.s. I have made a seperate IG account called sassieabstracts in case you would like to see more of my abstract work.

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