Abstract Painting | Acrylic and Watercolor Paint

This an abstract painting created with acrylic and watercolor paint. The artwork is approximately 16.5″ x 11″ on heavy foam core. Sweeping movements were used to wisp the paint onto the surface, and instead of using the brush, the brush handle was used to push and pull the paint around. The painting is primarily black and white, but hints of yellow, blue, and orange permeate the entire abstract artwork.

Abstract Painting Created with Acrylic and Watercolor Paint

12 Replies to “Abstract Painting | Acrylic and Watercolor Paint”

  1. Really beautiful Michael. Tremendous amount of depth is created with the layers melding into the black. I really like the minimalist approach on the primary colors. VEry,very, very cool.

  2. Thanks Vikki! Yea, the depth is crazy. I tried to hold the entire composition in mind three dimensionally but I got lost in the swirls early on. So I let go and trusted the painting would work out in the end. 🙂


  3. i love this painting; the way you used the paintbrush handle as apposed to the brush. very creative. also the dark undertone that is neutralized by the vibrant white, yellow and blue. great job =)

  4. This piece has such movement and vitality yet completely contained and together. Just fantastic.

  5. hi i am doin an assignment
    and i really love your painting ,
    although i can not see your name and the name of your painting.

    so it would be a great help if you could comment back 🙂

  6. Hi nicole,
    I appreciate your interest in my artwork! This particular artwork is Untitled, and my name is Michael D. Edens. More information is also available at the Biography.

    Good luck with your artistic pursuits! 🙂


  7. hi .. im currently doing an assignment and i have chosen this picture for my main inspiration.. i have to come up with a vessel/container based on your picture. If I could tell you my ideas on my final piece it would be very appreciated and very cool if i could have your feedback on it. Another thing lol, i was just wondering if you could awnser a few questions for me about this painting please? For my Artist Information

    * When was this painting made?
    * Where was this painting made?
    * Where is the painting currently held?
    And finally
    * What was your thoughts behind this picture?

    Thank you for taking your time to read this .. i hope to hear from you soon 🙂

    p.s I think your work is amazing .. keep it up!

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