ONWARD - is an Original painting sized 30x30. This painting is one from a series of acrylic, abstract, highly textured palette knife paintings.
About this painting: I've enjoyed creating quite a few commissioned artworks over the years as well as working in the area of fashion design where I worked with seasonal palettes of colors and color combinations.
When I began creating this series of paintings, what I had fun doing was deciding first on a palette of colors I wanted to work with in each painting just as I sometimes am called upon to do in creating certain commissioned artworks and as I did a lot in the days designing with seasonal fashion colors in mind.
As in those days I made a swatch board of the colors, decided on the paints I would need to create those colors and then gave more thought to the design idea.
What I didn’t realize as I painted ‘ONWARD’ was how it would be a concept that would stay with me and GROW.
ONWARD was painted just before another painting titled ONWARD and UPWARD. My initial thought was in expressing the individual- each one different, yet some similar through palette knife impressions. In my imagination, each impression represents an individual. Some have things in common - yet each is uniquely different, and all are beautiful in their own way.
In life, as in this painting represented by the many textural impressions of the palette knife - each person moves ‘ONWARD’. Some break away and separate from the others - some will move along together and some might stay put. Others may move along slowly as those who are more fast pass them right by permanently or just for a while. Regardless of the speed, all are moving ONWARD through life...everyone moves ONWARD through a ‘situation’ or a period of time. All in their own way, at their own pace but ... ONWARD.
With the Pandemic that we are months and months into as I write this, the concept of ONWARD has become more significant to me as we all do just that, do our best to continue to move… ONWARD.
If you are interested having an ONWARD concept painting created just for you and in a palette of colors of your choosing – contact me HERE!