Mixed media "Fluid Art" abstract painting
- Acrylic paints
- Matt white house paint
- Washing-up liquid
- Enamel paints
- Stretched canvas 30 x 25 cm
Cosmic Eruption is a painting I love for its vibrancy, the little 'planets' of swirling colour, the contrasting black 'galaxy' and the dynamism in the relationship between the red and white paints. Cosmic eruptions are an awe-inspiring sight, and when translated into abstract painting, they can make intriguing artwork.
But this painting is not the full story.
You see, it is cropped from a larger painting and now tells a very different story from the uncropped version, which can be seen below. To me, the uncropped painting does not work compositionally and looks confusing and lost.
This is a good example of when cropping art can occasionally enhance its composition, emphasize the subject matter, and change its meaning and visual interest.
Here is the full, uncropped painting.
What do you think? Which do you prefer?
Check back tomorrow for another painting.