Faces. Portraits. People. I always struggle with them.

But I keep on trying! I had some left-over watercolour, so rather than throwing it away, I decided to use it and create this painting of an abstract man. No pencil outlines were drawn to begin with, I just sploshed the colour around and carried on until I was happy with the result. Does it really matter what an abstract painting looks like? I’m not sure, but I was happy with how this finished when I decided to stop.

Slightly unfinished, very rough, and probably out of proportion, but hey ho! It’s a watercolour abstract, from the realms of my imagination, and it passed a quick half-hour whilst I was doing it. For #WorldWatercolorMonth.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Very cool! Great job!

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  2. It’s a strong watercolor. I can see it as a wall mural.

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    1. Thanks, Robert. Yes I can see that, although I don’t know whether I’d like it any bigger than it actually is!

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      1. Oh…I meant that it looks like the finer kinds of art that I see on San Francisco’s buildings.

        Thanks for letting me clear that up. 🙂

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  3. Art is a matter of taste …. and I like the colors!

    BTW …. as if you need a reason to write, I just posted a challenge that you may enjoy. Feel free to tell others. https://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/on-a-footprints-challenge/

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  4. Art is art. Much better than I could do because I don’t do people.

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    1. I struggle with them, Beverly. Sometimes they work out…

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  5. Good piece Tom – just paint what you feel!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. I did with this one, Prenin, and it worked.
      I tried with roses yesterday and that didn’t!

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  6. It portrays strong character

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    1. Bold and pondering, I feel, Raili.

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  7. The whole painting is great …. the eyes are amazing.

    When gazing at the painting, I have this over-whelming feeling of “you know who that is!” But … for the life of me, I just cannot work out who it is.
    GREAT painting though Tom.
    Squidges ~ Cobs. x

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    1. This isn’t of anyone in particular, Cobs, just a figment of my imagination.
      I like how they eyes work in this picture.
      Thanks, Cobs.

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  8. Well done! I like your use of colors. For some reason, this makes me think of David Bowie.

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    1. I can kind of see that, Eugenia, but it isn’t a picture of anyone… it’s just where my imagination took me.
      Thanks, Eugenia.

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      1. You have a great imagination!

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        1. It does take me to the oddest of places sometimes, Eugenia… all fun though!

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          1. That’s the key – is having fun!

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