Title: Frustration
Price: $100.00
Size: 8.25″ x 10.25″ x 1″
Year: 2017

Frustration is an abstract painting made with acrylic paint on canvas.  It comes in a black metal frame without glass.

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The Story:

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