Acrylics and Watercolours 

(and other stuff)

Abstractions: Inspired by the Big Picture

This abstract series is meant to aid meditation, especially of our miniscule existence in the incredible vastness of space. But to interpret the dry matter and dust of the big picture, there is a contradiction – I need fluidity in my paint. I build these paintings slowly, layer by layer, and need time for each layer to dry. Sometimes they take over and my careful planning gets co-opted. I like the surprises this type of painting brings me.
Whence Gold?

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This painting began looking like a galaxy, and it looked like it needed a bit of sparkle which, following a rabbit trail on that particular day, made me wonder where gold came into being. And how it became precious because it was pretty and didn't tarnish and was easily made into decorative objects. 

 

24 x 24, acrylic and metal leaf on canvas

Continental Drift

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This painting is almost topographical, with a number of very obvious layers. Looking like land and water masses seen from above, the title is nonetheless just a suggestion. 

 

30 x 30, acrylic and acrylic media on canvas

Red Shift

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The space clouds seen in the Hubble Space Telescope photos inspired this painting.

 

24 x 36, acrylic on canvas

Emergence

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The limited palette flowed like water, creating coral reefs and islands in my mind.

 

24 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Blue Moon

 

​​Space...and birth...and life...
 

 

36 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Nebulous

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24 x 24, acrylic on canvas

Autumn Moon

 

Acrylic on board. 10" x 10"

Clouds

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20 x 16, acrylic on canvas

The Swirl

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16 x 16, acrylic on canvas

La la la Rouge

 

Acrylic on canvas

 

24" x 48"

 

Fun with flowers!

 

© 2018 by Donna McGee​

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