11/4/10

Tina Steele Lindsey's Lost In Translation - Close-up


This is actually a 3x3 section of a larger painting (36x60) I have completely finished painting, I will post the entire painting later. 

Let's talk abstraction.  I am a fairly traditionalist artist, so when it comes to abstraction a more traditional approach does have its disadvantages.  Unlike mixed media or collage I do not have much to work with other than paint and a brush.  Painting this way is very basic and raw, moving paint around on a surface essentially waiting to see what comes forward that you can work with. 
All artists work differently, and I find I am NOT able to work abstraction out ahead of time on paper and try to reproduce. I worked Nocturne out on a small board, initially, and thankfully the larger painting was better working larger, and that was the only time.  Simply put, what comes spontaneously for me cannot be duplicated, something will be lost in translation
Here's hoping life is treating you well.  Until later ~

15 comments:

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I love the level of depth that you can see in the painting - all of the layers and delicate mixture of colors - even in this photograph. I'm dying to see your work in person.

Kelly

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Thank you,Kelly. I've been a bit awol on blogging and reading blogs, I hope you and your husband and the four legged family members have been well, I've missed reading your posts. Hugs and happiness, and thank you for taking time to comment.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I love your abstract and will be so curious to see the rest of this!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Hi, Acanthus and Acorn, I am so excited that you are curious about the rest of the painting. It is much different than you'll expect!!! Thanks for your comment!

A Perfect Gray said...

a beautiful piece, Tina. and love how you describe the process.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Thank you, A Perfect Gray, I will try and be more vocal on the paintings. I will be excited to post the painting when the proper time comes. Thanks again, have a great day.

Brannon said...

How large is the painting that this spot is taken from? Will you be posting soon?

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Brannon, it is 36x60. I will probably post around mid-month, more about the painting. Thanks for your question!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Tina,
It's fun to see in words how your mind works as you paint...this is a gift... many artists won't surrender or explain their processes.
Have a great rest of the weekend...
xxoo
Becky

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Hey Becky, thanks, for this style work there really isn't much to tell, it really is all about pushing paint around until you feel it is time to stop. The big secret is to not go back in and work it once you've stopped, that is where I get myself into trouble on occasion. Hope you've been well, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Celeste Bergin said...

it is always fun to see a part of a painting and realize that it could be a painting in and of itself

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

True that, Celeste. Like me, do you wonder, "Why didn't I just do one like that in the first place!" LOL. Hope you are well ;-)

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I can't wait to see the entire painting. I love the colors you've chosen and from this peek it looks like you've done abstract quite well!

Nick said...

nice to meet you Tina, thanks for the visit. I also like the detail shots, and sometimes base new paintings on them. this looks like high-calorie luxury, beautiful palette and texture

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Laura, you will be surprised, it won't be what you think, and
Nick, the pleasure is all mine.