Abstract Self

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Originals For Sale, Splatter

I occasionally need to throw paint on the canvas to deal with the highs and lows of life and being an artist.  
It is so interesting how one day, as an artist, I can feel on top of the world: the world is my oyster, then on other days, I can be crippled with not feeling good enough. 
It is such a dangerous game, when you rely on people liking and buying your art to survive, but I have realised if I focus on that: on trying to please others, trying to get it right all the time, trying to be what others want or need me to be, then the highs and the lows are far greater. Where as if I focus on creating what is in me to create, if I just tell me story through art it is much better for me and I create better art in the end, even if it is a super wacky mix. 
So this is me at the moment…splattered, all over the place, messy; full of highs and lows, full of blessings and speed humps, feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all, but always trying to look towards faith and hope. 
A colourful, messy, mixed up, abstract me. 
This painting is on a flat piece of canvas and will require stretching. 
The image size is approximately 1 x 1.6m 
Canvas size is approximately 1.175 x 179 metres

For sale through Bluethumb

https://bluethumb.com.au/kim-neil/Artwork/abstract-self

The Joy of It

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Sold, Splatter

This is a part of my splatter paint series, painting these is pure joy: I literally throw paint on the canvas and then paint what the painting shows me.
For this particular piece I thought this was a time we all need a bit of peace, to be reminded about what matters in life, and to just breathe.
When I am stressed the first thing I do is to go for a walk and connect with my family and nature. Recently there has been an influx of butterflies and ladybugs, and it has been a wonderful reminder to see the small things which bring us joy: these are hidden amongst the painting.

Acrylic On Canvas
152 x 101cm canvas

SOLD

Just Breathe

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Sold, Splatter

This is a part of my splatter paint series, painting these is pure joy: I literally throw paint on the canvas and then paint what the painting shows me.
For this particular piece I thought this was a time we all need a bit of peace, to be reminded about what matters in life, and to just breathe.
When I am stressed the first thing I do is to go for a walk and connect with my family and nature. Recently there has been an influx of butterflies and ladybugs, and it has been a wonderful reminder to see the small things which bring us joy: these are hidden amongst the painting.

Acrylic On Canvas
152 x 101cm canvas

$1850
SOLD

Contemplations of Lockdown

Acrylic Painting, Art with purpose, Floral, Mixed Media, Sold, Splatter

So many voices 
So much bad news 
Its overwhelming… 
Breathe… 
Trust 
Hope 
Love 
See 
Gratitude 
Friendships 
Beauty 
Grace 
Family 
Faith 
Breathe… 
I am so grateful, for all that covers the chaos, that reminds me of joy and beauty. 
I am grateful for the small gifts from friends and family (like these lavender and wattle) that make each day pass more easily.
45.7 x 61.2cm

NFS

Jolly Galah

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

We are so lucky to have so much local wildlife. We are constantly seeing a variety of birds around our home and walking areas. We don’t see a lot of galahs, but when we do they are usually foraging around on the ground amongst the grass and flowers.  
This is a part of my splatter art series, they start off as abstract paintings, where I literally just throw paint on a canvas. I love then creating something out of the mess.

Acrylic on canvas
76 x76 cm (canvas alone) 
79cm x 79cm with floating frame

SOLD

Persistent Swallow

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Originals For Sale, Splatter

This artwork is part of my splatter art series. It brings me so much joy, to literally throw paint on the canvas, and is a At our local shops there are the most adorable little swallows that roost in the eves. No matter how many spikes have been placed there, pretend snakes put up, these gorgeous little birds can not be persuaded to move on. While it may not be the best for the businesses, they are so beautiful and a highlight of our visit; when we can spot them.

Framed in a painted white, lovingly made (by me) Tasmanian oak floating frame.

40.5 x 50.5cm painting size
43.6 x 53.6cm framed size

$660

This is Life (Blue Butterflies)

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media, Sold, Splatter

This is a part of the “This is Life” series of paintings… Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on linen canvas
50.8 x 76 cm

Tasmanian oak (painted white) floating frame
53.8 x 79 cm

$940

SOLD

This is Life (Orange Butterflies)

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media, Sold, Splatter

This is a part of the “This is Life” series of paintings… Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on linen canvas
40.4 x 50.9 c

Tasmanian oak (painted white) floating frame
43.5 x 53.7 cm

This is Life

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Mixed Media, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope. This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on canvas
101.5 x 101.5cm

SOLD

Ink Study 4

Abstract, Ink Painting, Mixed Media, Originals For Sale

Life has been getting in the way of art, but I have been still desperate and longing to create. 
So I tried something different. 
I love the flow and organic nature of ink and water. I love how it changes over time, with water and as it dries. I love the shapes it creates. I really enjoyed giving abstract a go also. It is actually almost harder for me than realistic art. Did it work or not…you be the judge.
This painting would look great, framed in a series, with others in this series.

26 x 38cm
Ink and Acrylic on Paper
Requires framing

$75

Ink Study 3

Abstract, Ink Painting, Mixed Media, Originals For Sale

Life has been getting in the way of art, but I have been still desperate and longing to create. 
So I tried something different. 
I love the flow and organic nature of ink and water. I love how it changes over time, with water and as it dries. I love the shapes it creates. I really enjoyed giving abstract a go also. It is actually almost harder for me than realistic art. Did it work or not…you be the judge.
This painting would be beautiful framed with others in the Ink Study range. Spread across the wall of a hall, or a long room.

Ink and acrylic on paper
26 x 38 cm
Requires framing

$75