At the risk of shocking some of you blog readers–please don’t be offended!– here is my newest abstract painting in pastel. It is the last painting I did in 2018, and because of the subject matter, I’ve been dragging my feet finishing it. I finally did yesterday, to get it off my easel, and start fresh in the new year.
The idea here is that I needed an example of more a provocative abstract work in my powerpoint on abstraction. So here it is, Testosterone, done in pastel. Testosterone isn’t an idea, it is a thing, so this isn’t abstract conceptualism per se, but it is something we know is there but do not see. Everyone would paint this differently than the next, however, just like a concept in abstract conceptualism. Rest assured, though, that I won’t assign this to anyone in any of my classes.
This painting is 16×20 and the original is for sale– it won’t be hanging on my wall!
There is some great texture and technique here, as you can see in the close-ups below. The entire work is above.
If you are interested in a print of this work or merchandise with it on it, get it here in my gallery.
Now that I’m done embarrassing myself, I’ll get on to painting something else!