Harmonious Circles of Life! - Dual Abstract Painting

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Painting is my source of endless pleasure like reminiscing old memories at the end of the day. I picked up my palate after almost a year and a half and undoubtedly this process brings immense peace and happiness. With all at home, planning ahead to allot my space and time was the 1st step to creating this dual oil on canvas painting. 

People think abstract art is about nothing, but honestly, it gives you the freedom to explore the art as it's open to interpretation. Today, contemporary art is the key style with its dynamic combination of methods, concepts, subjects, and materials. 

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

Take your time to be involved and examine an abstract art by its form, line, color, composition, and process of building up textures. This includes the positive and negative space usage as well. Come up with your interpretations and don't forget to let me know in the comment section below. 

The professional canvas is the most common support medium as the surface for an artwork. Heavy-duty canvas (level 3) is high-quality natural cotton that is stretched and stapled to a thick wooden frame. The two 20x20 canvases were set up together for preparing and creating this particular artwork. The fresh wet paint smell still lingers as it requires a couple of months to dry completely for the final sealant coatings. 

The striking term "minimalistic design" plays a vital role here. Minimalism is about expressing only the most essential and necessary elements of a subject by getting rid of unnecessary features and components. Affirmatively, two dominating and contrasting hues result in a modern and sleek look. The cooler and refreshing blue along with the neutral brown hues leads to a trendy and relaxing mood as they harmoniously compliment each other. Pure imagination and process resulted in this simple art considering the 8 elements of composition - focus, balance, unity, rhythm, contrast, proposition, pattern, and movement.

I have incorporated the geometric abstraction in this painting with circles as it creates a sense of harmony and completeness. With no distinct beginning or end, it implies graceful movement creating a path for the eye to travel around the design as it represents life and its cycle. The circles of life represent love, truth, humility, honesty, and gratitude. 

This curvy pattern connects and resonates with the feelings and emotions of love and energy. Straight freehand thick lines express strength and indicate a sense of motionless rest and peace. Additionally, it gives a visual depth, distance, and balance to this art.

The techniques fused here are brushing, splattering, blotting, and blending. To create dimension layering of paint doesn't seem to be apt for this type of painting. However an oil painting's beauty arises with its texture and the extra shine from the oil, else it would have the effect of an acrylic paint only. To incorporate the little texture and dimension, small groups of circles on both canvases brought out this subtle yet much-needed effect. 

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

Life is full of endless possibilities for you to just go after. At the same time, without actions, it becomes an endless loop that eventually becomes dreams that aren't real. We have to identify our own needs and embrace all that we have, leaving behind the rest for this is our life. At times this creative work can teach us life lessons that suit our current emotions as well. How did you like this "Harmonious Circles of Life" artwork? 


  1. Beautiful painting with good concept.

  2. Wow😲😍! You are amazing. I can look at this painting all day.

  3. Awesome color combination and looking so pleasant to the eyes. Nice work Amudha! Now your should think about gallery :)

    1. It sure is pleasant to the eyes. Glad you like it as well :)


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