This is a little piece I'm very excited by because it represents a few firsts for me. It's the first time I've ever painted with my non-dominant hand, it's the first time I've painted a completely abstract piece and it's the first time I've ever painted a cityscape.
In case you're wondering why I didn't just paint it with my dominant hand (the left one), well, I injured my painting arm and, with soft tissue damage, I've been left in the frustrating position of not being able to paint for the last three weeks. So, as any artist will tell you, when you want to paint, you just have to find a way and so, I decided enough was enough and figured I'd give it a go with my right hand.
I had no idea what I was going to paint when I started but I knew it would be fairly abstract and just let my intuition guide me. As I began I started to see a bit of a city skyline emerge and just went with it. It's sparked the idea for a little series of abstract cityscapes which I'll work on with my right hand at least until my left is fully functioning again!
It's painted in acrylic using an impasto technique with a palette knife to create lovely thick texture.
The little box frame is in natural wood which can be left as it is or varnished/painted if you prefer.
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