abstract oil painting on canvas by suhail mitoubsi ezeeart

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This Abstract Painting

I thoroughly enjoy creating abstract oil paintings on canvas. One of the first steps involved in the creative process is colours selection.

For the artist, colours selection in any painting goes beyond understanding the primary and secondary colours in the colour wheel. I focus my colours selection on the importance that each colour communicates and complements one another in any of my abstract oil paintings.

In this abstract oil painting on canvas, I used warm and cold colours which provide a harmoniously balanced contrast. Visually speaking, warm colours stand out in front of the painting. Cold colours, on the other hand, always appear in the background. This is a beautiful effect to create more depth on the two-dimensional surface of the canvas.

I carefully select my colours to prompt a response and evoke emotions. The best colours selection is the one that can promote rhythm, balance and harmony in any painting. The same applies to abstract oil paintings, too. However, the colour emotional effect is subjective and depends on cultural associations and personal experiences.

Here in this abstract oil painting, I selected primarily different shades of green and warm red. Red mixed with white creates beautiful shades of pink, which in turn, creates a balanced composition in the overall painting.

The tone of the colours (dark and light) also adds a great effect to the overall feeling of the painting. Some colours are darker (black and green) and others are much lighter. But all the colours blend nicely together creating a beautiful balance.

The green colour is associated with different things to different people and cultures. I associate green colour with tranquillity and good luck. It is the most colour found in the natural world and it is believed to be the second most favourite colour in the world. (Blue is the most favourite colour in the world).

Green and pale-yellow green are considered the most stress-reducing colours. Pink is also known to promote peace and tranquillity. In Feng Shui, pink is believed to calm different energies in any room and is believed to balance our moods and energies.

Whether it is an abstract oil painting, acrylic or watercolour you are creating, rhythm, harmony and balance are always necessary for any creative process.

Creating an abstract oil painting on canvas requires careful preparation before applying any oil paints. You can also use other surfaces, such as wood, to create beautiful abstract oil paintings.

Further Information

  • Material: High quality oil paints on 380gsm unstretched canvas 100% cotton, primed, acid-free.
  • Canvas Size: 356 x 457 mm (14″ x 18″)
  • Mat mount and backing board size: 456 x 610 mm (17.95” x 24.01”)
  • The painting is unstretched but mat mounted professionally in acid-free white mat (see images on this page). The painting and mat are not framed.
  • This painting is finished with a light coat of varnish.
  • It is worth noting that the actual colours of the images shown here may slightly vary depending on your screen.
  • Each painting is signed and dated on the front and back
  • A Certificate of Authenticity is shipped with each painting.
  • Packaging: The painting will be wrapped in acid-free material and delivered in an appropriate postal package.
  • Environment: My little contribution to the environment. I do my best to hand-write, as much as possible, to minimise paper and printing waste. I also try to recycle packaging materials, where possible.

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Interested in This Painting?

I would be delighted to provide any further details and discuss your requirements.  Please drop me an email quoting the painting title and I will contact you shortly.

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