This Green Grass Abstract Painting with Yellow, Blue, Pink, Orange was painted in
acrylic paint on cradled wood panel measuring 12" x 12" x .8"(30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 2 cm).
Multicolor expressive brushstrokes and palette knife marks in this original painting.
The weather in Toronto was still freezing and feeling like winter so I painted multicolor flowers and grass in bright, bold colors. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration and painting process for Green Grass Abstract Painting with Yellow, Blue, Pink, Orange.
Please note that the "Rachael Grad" writing on the art is only for art prints and does not appear on the original painting.
The Abstract Flower Painting Series started on the first day of Spring, March 20, 2019. In Toronto that day it was still freezing cold but the sun was shining, and the ice and snow was melting. When I looked outside my studio window, I could feel the start of spring.
I started painting imagined flowers and grasses of what I hoped would soon appear in Toronto. These paintings are very colorful and lively.
To start an abstract flower painting, I draw a compositional sketch with a thin layer of paint. I carefully choose my color combinations. Then I apply washes, brushstrokes and palette knife marks of colorful paint.
I experiment with different paint applications across the canvas or panel. Each artwork has many layers and lots of texture built up over multiple painting sessions.
Each abstract flower painting is the accumulation of many layers of paint over lots of painting sessions. Over time as I apply paint, the artwork becomes more abstracted and colorful.
Acrylic paint works well for layering abstract flowers and grasses. The quick drying acrylic paint allows me to create colorful layers with depth. I can achieve this effect more quickly with acrylic paint than with oil paint.
I hope that viewers will think of happy spring flowers when viewing this abstract colorful artwork.
Length/Depth: 0.8 in
Width: 12 in
Height: 12 in
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I'm a Toronto artist and non-practicing lawyer who has studied and worked in the US, France, Italy and Hong Kong. In 2008, I left the practice of law to study painting full-time in New York City. My artwork has been shown in solo and group shows in Washington, DC, New York City, Venice, Italy, and the greater Toronto area. I hold degrees from Brandeis University (BA, Honors in Economics & Minor in French Literature), Duke University School of Law (JD) and Sciences Po in Paris, France (Diploma, International Relations). I also studied painting and drawing at New York University, the New York Studio School and OCAD University.