Saturday, June 15, 2013

A left turn

"Still life with Shuāngxǐ "oil on canvas by Kerry Steele
I finished this painting this morning. I am not going to stop painting abstracts but needed to "cleanse my palette" pun intended.
I have two abstracts that I have started and put aside in frustration.Distractions, duties and sheer exhaustion don't lend themselves to creativity so I decided to paint something I could see...sort of.
 Part of the fun is not representing a subject but playing with color and line.
I got a little inspiration from my Meme (grandmother).

 


Painting in this simple, naive style was relaxing and quite satisfying. Now maybe I can get back to something more vague.
Thoughts?

3 comments:

Christina Baker said...

Kerry, you have a true gift for still life as well as your abstracts. What I love so much about your still life work is the composition and how loose you are able to keep everything. To me it's VERY hard to achieve both of these elements when painting any subject matter that is not an abstract. You should be so proud of yourself!

Vel Criste said...

We all need to go outside our comfort zones once in a while to gain some perspective, I think you should be happy still with what you came up with Kerry, prettyn close to Grams great work!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Kerry, I love the new paintings. I totally get the palette cleanser example. All of your paintings are beautiful!