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Kathleen Craig

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If you’re going to be an abstract painter you have to be willing to think about yourself a lot.  Having to do without other subject matter, you must accept and encourage your own habits, good and bad.  Also, your feelings about what you are looking at, that is, the square of linen you hope will look good when you are done with it. 

 For a specific example, when I work on a figurative painting I have a habit of  focusing on one bottle, or rose, or rock at a time instead of seeing the painting as a whole.  I have to correct this habit when painting figuratively.  When I paint more abstractly the problem is removed with the subject matter. The whole painting becomes the image, and I can play with color, form and texture, action and stillness, transparency and solidity across and around the entire space.

 

CraigPlumonawhiteplate20x16.jpg
Plum on White Plate 20" x 16" oil
CraigBeltedSwiss36x48.jpg
Belted Swiss 36" x 48" oil
CraigBigLemons38x52.jpg
Big Lemons 38"x52" oil
CraigsFruitandFlowers34x26.jpg
Fruit and Flowers 34" x 26" oil
CraigSawhorsecollage.jpg
Saw Horse 9" x 11" collage
CraigLemononaBlackBoat17x17.jpg
Lemon on a Black Boat 17"x17" oil
CraigBluepear24x18.jpg
Blue Pear 24" x 18" oil
CraigRainbowwithClouds32x26.jpg
Rainbow with Clouds 32" x 26" oil
CraigLeaveIt28x32.jpg
Leave It 28" x 32" oil
CraigSeasonal18x18.jpg
Seasonal 18" x 18" oil
CraigBasketballHoop.jpg
Basketball Hoop 9" x 12" collage
CraigKayak16x20.jpg
Kayak 16" x 20" oil
CraigLighthouse230x24.jpg
Lighthouse 2 30" x 24" oil
CraigBlueLemons36x24.jpg
Blue Lemons 36" x 24" oil
Craig30x40.jpg
Still Life with Blue 30" x 40" oil
CraigsHorsevan24x30.jpg
Horse Van 24" x 30" oil
Craig36x36.jpg
Green Loop 36" x 36" oil