October 4, 2023


Make Some Fun

Featured Artist Lee Muslin | Artsy Shark

3 min read

Summary artist Lee Muslin shares a spontaneous technique of portray colourful works stuffed with artistic power. See extra by visiting her website.


abstract painting about jazz

“Hep To the Jive” acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″


Music or nature and the emotions of pleasure they instill encourage my summary work. The artwork is a couple of sense of motion that overflows with emotion. My influences are the summary expressionists, particularly, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko and Joan Mitchell. Their perception that artwork ought to come from the unconscious thoughts resonates with me.


Abstract painting inspired by music

“Dance All Night time” acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″


Acrylic paint is my chosen medium due to its fast drying qualities. I construct up many layers in my work and I like the historical past that creates. I start my work with none preconceived concepts about what the completed work goes to appear to be. Listening to music whereas I paint permits me to be within the second and embrace a way of play.


music-inspired abstract art

“Improvisation” acrylic on paper, 32″ x 41″


Typically I’m responding to the very last thing I placed on the canvas. This apply permits my work to be free from expectations, eradicating boundaries and inspiring me to take extra dangers to push the work to sudden locations. It’s about yielding to the method and unearthing the portray’s potential.


colorful abstract painting

“Trusting the Power” acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 24″


I normally begin with computerized drawing, utilizing varied drawing mediums comparable to graphite, charcoal, coloured pencils or acrylic pens. Computerized drawing is principally making marks throughout the floor spontaneously with none rational considering. This prompts the canvas and offers me one thing to react to.


abstract painting in neutral colors

“Shadow Dancing” acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″


I could smudge these strains with medium or spray them with a fixative in order that they don’t smear. I could have a compositional format in thoughts or I could let that develop alongside the way in which. Beginning with a fundamental shade palette, I’ll proceed with strains utilizing varied dimension brushes or lay in areas of shade.


bold acrylic abstract painting

“New Universe” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″


Typically I’ll increase on the colour palette because the portray progresses. I create chromatic neutrals to steadiness and spotlight the extra vibrant colours. These are greys, blacks or whites with bits of shade in them that can harmonize with the palette. Many of the colours I exploit may also be harmonized on this approach.


energetic abstract painting acrylic on canvas

“Open To Probability” acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″


I’ll proceed creating a fancy floor utilizing many methods that will embody extra mark marking, scratching, glazing, scumbling, scribbling, blotting, dripping and splattering. Typically I’ll add collage or use a stencil. I need the portray floor to be lively, so you will get misplaced within the depths of the layers and textures.


Artist Lee Muslin painting in her studio

Artist Lee Muslin in her studio


Regardless that my course of is especially intuitive, there are choices to be made alongside the way in which to drag all of it collectively. After a number of layers of play, I’ll begin to periodically step again from the portray to find out whether it is balanced each in shade and composition whereas nonetheless maintaining the thrill alive. This forwards and backwards will proceed for a lot of layers till I really feel it has reached a conclusion.


acrylic abstract painting

“Swing In Movement” acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 20″


Every portray unfolds and evolves in its personal approach, providing countless alternatives to discover new horizons.


Lee Muslin invitations you to observe her on Facebook and Instagram.



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