Monday, September 6, 2010

Abstract Dot Fairmont

"Abstract Dot Fairmont"

6"x6" acrylic on canvas
$200 unframed plus $5 for shipping in the US to purchase

I was inspired by my friend Katherine Treffinger, who's work is amazing, to create something like this. My first introduction to Katherine's paintings  was at Clark and Company Home here in Baker, then we went to her studio in Cove during the Grand Ronde Studio Tour. I just love the movement in her works and had to try to create something like it.

The hard part for me was knowing when to stop work on the background. I spent almost as much time on the abstract part of this painting as I did Fairmont the dog. The other issue was that I liked to background so much that I was nervous about adding Fairmont. Once I got started though, everything feel into place.

Speaking of studio tours the Baker area Studio Tours will be this weekend Sept. 11th, and 12th from 12-5 PM. Please come and visit Corrine and I in our studios.



Coffee Messiah said...

I like that you spent time on the background, it shows.

Most excellent! Cheers!

Katherine said...

Brian I have just returned from Portland and find this beautiful painting. I really like what you have done here juxtaposing realism and abstraction. Thank you for the honor of being an inspiration Brian.

Dogs by Bri said...

Thanks Michael,

I guess I made it sound like the backgrounds are just a necessary evil. In my contemporary works, I usually use a solid color, or dots of color lately.

I've started another one. Only time will tell how it will work out.


Dogs by Bri said...

Welcome home Katherine,

I'm glad you like it. I love both realism and abstraction so much, but this is the first time I've combined the two.

Thanks again for the inspiration.


Kelsey said...

Brian, these abstracts are so good. Even the ones without dogs! shockingly said! Love them.

Dogs by Bri said...

Thanks Kelsey,

I'm glad people are liking the new work I'm doing.