After creating figurative drawings and paintings for many years, I began experimenting with abstraction in late 2016. Several months and many paintings later, I have begun to understand the essential elements of abstract painting; color, contrast and composition.

I paint on canvas, sometimes using oil and sometimes acrylic. Over time I have used wider and wider brushes. There is something very gratifying about painting with broad brush strokes and allowing the individual bristle marks to remain visible. I still use bright colors, as I did with my figurative work, and I'm expanding my palette to include more neutrals.

Please visit again as I will be adding more abstract paintings to my portfolio each week.

Sara Swan
August 2017