Saturday, July 08, 2006

Today Is

Size: 6" x 6"
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Wood Panel
Style: Abstract
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

I am spending 3 months this summer on a beautiful hilltop in southern France, surrounded by lush views and plenty of nature. My abstract paintings have been heavily influenced by my panoramic surroundings as well as my up-close observations of plants and insect life. I have termed my new series of nature-based abstracts my Anicca series. Anicca is a Pali term meaning impermanence. Like the Impressionists, I am deeply influenced by the changes in the scenery around me caused by the changing position of the sun and atmospheric changes such as wind, rain, and fog. These paintings depict the ever-changing quality of nature; its unpredictability, raw form, and constant flow. This painting depicts a whimsically abstract landscape writhing with color and energy. This piece expresses the concepts of growth, life, and change. Many shades of blue and green are used to express the fresh flow of rivers throughout the verdant landscape. Certain elements can be interpreted as the leaves of plants as well as roots growing in the soil. The colors and designs of this piece whimsically express a feeling of springtime and abundant growth.

This painting is SOLD.


Windy Lampson said...

You speak very well about your artwork. I'm curious- when you begin a painting like this, do you choose a base color to start with, or do you just beginning painting on the white canvas?

thaneeya said...

Hi Windy!

With these paintings, I just begin painting on the white surface. I lay down blobs of color - shapes, designs, etc - until it feels balanced. I've thought about putting down a base color first, so I may try that sometime!

Thanks for reading my blog!