Size: 8.25″ x 10.25″ x 1″
Frustration is an abstract painting made with acrylic paint on canvas. It comes in a black metal frame without glass.
Frustration is an abstract painting born, as the title suggests, out of my frustration. I created this right after a yet-to-be-titled flow painting that didn’t seem like it would dry very well. That piece was the first I had created in a while. I was feeling stuck creatively. During a small renovation of my studio I found this small canvas which had been tucked away & forgotten. I grabbed some dark colors & threw layer after layer of paint down. I combed (with an actual hair comb), sponge painted it, dripped paint on it…damn near every abstract technique that only involved paint & a bit of ink really.
I finally took a spatula and smoothed it vertically. The comb was also pushed along the canvas periodically to add some more streaks. I was still frustrated with the way it looked so I turned it horizontally & dripped white paint down the side in various areas. The paint had been thinned considerably with water so it flowed well. By turning the canvas periodically, I created a grid structure. I accented the white lines with black paint to create depth.
When it finally dried I realized I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. I still felt stuck creatively, that sort of thing comes & goes. At least this time I created something I liked in the process.
Frustration is an abstract painting by Heather Miller of WhiteRosesArt