Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Newest Abstract Acrylic Painting, "Metrimorphic III"


My newest painting, done this week, has both geometric and biomorphic features. Hence my coined term "Metrimorphic." I enjoy the bright colors floating on the surface of this composition, as well as the more subdued hues beneath them, just barely visible, emerging out of the black underpainting. "Metrimorphic" is 30 x 36 inches, painted in acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

I'm curious as to whether you as the viewer, get a sense of changing spatial relationships and multiple perspectives from this piece. I do, but I've always had an overactive imagination!

Thanks for visiting. I wish every one of you the happiest of holidays, and peace for us all, all over the world, in the coming year!

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37 comments:

  1. I definitely get the sense of shifting space, but I also feel some strong personality in the shapes. Very fun to look at!

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  2. I immediately thought of licorice all sorts Lynda!!
    I love the energy and colours :)
    have a wonderful Sunday :)

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  3. Oh! This is quite lovely Lynda! Love the different shapes and the contrasting yet harmonious colours you chose. I don't normally like abstracts but this one is really eye-catching - each piece leads you step by step to another. Well done Lynda!

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  4. Sharon, thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed this image. I had fun painting it. :)

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  5. KIM, thank you for commenting. Licorice! It looks like hard candies to me! :)

    You too, hope you're having a good weekend and are ready for Christmas!

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  6. Janice, thank you for your very observant comment. It does have a lot of movement, that's for sure.

    It's good to have you back, blogging with us! :)

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  7. I was just thinking to myself how cool the depth of perspective is in this piece without a vanishing point and then you asked the question at the end... YES, I can see the depth of space in the piece. It's amazing how cool and/or dark colors recede and the warm and/or lighter colors come forward. Awesome!

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  8. HI Lynda - at first glance it reminded me of a cityscape - from the bird's view. Really looking at it - it is so detailed - like it is coming up from within. Great job!

    Hope you have a great holiday season too! How can we not with all this snow!

    Take care,
    Kathy

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  9. Yes, I do get a sense of the changing spatial relationships. Things seem to be floating. I don't know how you do it but I really like this piece. Well done.

    Merry Christmas

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  10. very artistic

    I wish you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  11. Depth is evident in this work as well as a great deal of what I read as "positive energy". I am always interested in work that has enough in it to draw me back for additional views. I think there is enough visual information here to keep me going for awhile!
    Another aspect of your work that I'm attracted to is its overall patterning. I've always had a great interest in patterning in nature and textiles, and I seek it out in art work. We are in the middle of a snowstorm today so your work was uplifting when I opened my computer this morning amidst the wind rattling my window.

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  12. The interplay between geometric and biomorphic elements is very effective. I particularly like your term "Metrimorphic".

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  13. Hi Lynda,

    Beautiful piece, darling! I like your acrylic work!

    I wish you Happy Festivities; and may love & peace pierce our heart!

    A big hug!

    Cheers

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  14. Lynda this is like looking from the top on the city at night. Boy you got smooth hand. This is excellent work of yours Lynda.

    Lynda my friend, I would like to also take this opportunity to thank you for another great blogging year. You have been a very inspirational commentator on my blog, and now I know bit more about you beside the art - you like bacon and eggs, lol.

    Kidding aside, I wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family! And looking forward to many many more of your posts and amazing artwork.

    Anna :)

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  15. Very interesting painting. I love your work!

    Merry Christmas

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  16. Something about this feels urban to me. Perhaps it's the rectangular shapes & the busy-ness of the composition. Lovely!

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  17. Kia ora Lynda,
    I love this one and keep finding new depth to it, different than the Nature work, but very cool. On another note Lynda, Happy Yuletide to you and may you have a wonderful New Year.
    Aroha,
    Robb

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  18. It does reflect the harmony that resides within you. You have an eye for harmony despite the usage of varied colours , contours etc. beauty, Lynda!!

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  19. CINDY - I didn't even think about the fact that the depth occurs without a consistent vanishing point. Good point, not to make a pun! :)

    Hope you and Brent and Lucy and friends had lots of warm, happy feelings and joyous sharing times, this past week!

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  20. KATHY - Well, judging from your latest post, you have been out and about with your camera and are way ahead of me in capturing winter's beauty.

    And it's been just drab and gray and drizzling here for days. So at least I have an excuse, lol...

    Thanks for coming by. Wishing you a Happy New Year, dear Kath!

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  21. SWUBIRD - Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have had a great Christmas week. I'm sorry I'm late again in getting around, but I WILL be over to see you. Cheers!!

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  22. EVLAHOS - Thank you. And you too, as joyous a holiday as we humans can muster! Happy New Year!

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  23. MARGARET - Thank you so much for your incisive feedback and kind words. I hope the wind has abated and that your days have been brighter. I'm glad and flattered as well, that you like my painting. My best wishes to you for a bright and fulfilling new year...

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  24. Ronald, thank you for telling me you like my term "Metrimorphic." Coming from you, that's a compliment! I respect your opinions and your eye.

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  25. Hello Max! How is life treating you? Have you had a joyous holiday with those close to you? I hope so....

    Yes, may the world move into an era of peace--the biggest blessing for all of us. I hope for it with all my heart but sadly, I don't expect it any time soon.

    Hugs to you from America, Max. ;)

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  26. Anna, you have been a very special person in my part of the blogosphere, as well. I have never seen you not give your "all," and you have to be one of the nicest people and bloggers I know!

    Thank you for the good wishes. I wish you and your family every blessing!

    I'm sure baby Matthew's first Christmas was truly memorable. I bet when I come over to your blog for my next visit, you'll have photos to prove it!

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  27. Vincent - Thank you for the kind words and for visiting!

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  28. Lana, hi! It feels urban to me too. Certainly not related to nature in the way most of my stuff is. I really enjoyed working with the colors and the spatial relationships.

    Hope your holidays have been happy!

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  29. Robb, thanks so much. I'm always happy for your visits and will be over to see your latest post asap. I wish you many more wonderful wilderness adventures, and I hope nature sings to you softly and with a smile. :)

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  30. Merging Point, thank you! As I told you on your blog, I'm thrilled to see you! It's been too long... xxxx

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  31. Lynda thank you so much, but I always say, it works both ways. BTW Matthew did have nice Christmas, I should have known that gift wrapping would have been enough for him to play, lol. Funny how babies are, they just go for the stuff we don't expect them too, lol. Lynda again, you have been true inspiration....have nice new year. Anna :)

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  32. Hello Lynda!

    "How is life treating you? Have you had a joyous holiday with those close to you? I hope so...."

    Life is treating me rather well, thank you :D! And how's it treating you, darling?
    I did actually...my family is a joy and a blessing (there was even a fiery debate between the Catholics and Evangelicals within it LOL LOL *nodding*)!

    "Yes, may the world move into an era of peace--the biggest blessing for all of us. I hope for it with all my heart but sadly, I don't expect it any time soon."

    I know what you mean! I even wrote about it this week...we still have a long way to go, darling!

    "Hugs to you from America, Max. ;)"

    Ooh, that hug felt good :), thank you!
    I send you a big hug from Portugal, my dear friend!!

    Cheers

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  33. Max, your post is wonderful! Just came back from reading it. I wish we all could draw a more positive outlook. Let's hope, pray, and make art in the name of peace!

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  34. Lynda,

    Thank you, dear *bowing*!
    Amen to that :D!

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  35. Lol, I thought of Licorice allsorts right away, love the different colors and shapes, beautiful Lynda, all the best in 2009!!

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