Harmonious Circles of Life! - Dual Abstract Painting

Today marks the 5th anniversary of Busy Mom Creates! I couldn't feel happier and thankful as we celebrate all my loyal readers. Words are powerless to express my gratitude for all your continued support and encouragement.

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 create 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 involve 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 the high quality natural cotton which is stretched and stapled to a thick wooden frame. The two 20x20 canvases were set up together for preparing and creating this particular artwork. Fresh wet paint smell still lingers as it requires couple of months to dry completely for the final sealant coatings. 

The striking term "minimalistic design" plays the 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 dominationing and contrasting hues results 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 represents love, truth, humility, honesty and gratitude. 

This curvey pattern connects and resonates with the feelings and emotions of love and energy. Straight freehand thick lines expresses strength and indicates 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 canvas 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 which eventually becomes dreams that aren't real. We have to identify our own needs and embrace all that you have, leaving behind the rest for this is your life. At times these creative work can teach us life lessons which suits 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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