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Two Studios, a Loft Gallery, and a Lot of Art

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Here are some of the paintings there...

minimal watercolour painting

minimal watercolours -whispering glass

The subtleties of watercolour can be used to great effect in minimalism and this example demonstrates the beautiful translucency of the medium. Any medium can be used to create a painting but watercolour has a subtlety that is somehow unique. The muted colours in this...
minimalism - artwork calming watercolour paintings

minimalism – calming depths

In this minimal painting nothing is absolutely clear but painted in a minimal way. The large rectangle creates a sense of space with one or two small rectangles to add intrigue. The large space is surrounded by interesting geometric shapes with line, again to add...
minimal expressionism - interactionss

minimal expressionism in watercolour – interactions

 Paintings can be described in many ways and this is an example of minimalism. This art is an example in watercolour. Rectangular shapes are not fully described  but are just evident. The painting is inspired by imagining interactions in very quiet places. Original...
beautiful geometric -minimalism-paintings-Away-38x36-0818

geometric art with a minimal touch – away!

Geometry in art has existed since art began but we tend to look at it as a modern phenomenon, perhaps that is because we live in a geometric world of man made structures. Geometric art has certainly evolved to become a genre of its own in recent times and this example...
minimal artwork in watercolour - remember Skip

Minimal Artwork – Remember Skip

watercolour has wonderful qualities such as luminosity which is used in a piece of minimal artwork here. Creating more with less is a challenge and this painting is intended to create a sense of calm intriguing space. Several layers of paint have been applied to give...
surreal abstract painting with that certain feeling

surreal abstract painting – Boneface

A surreal abstract painting is not realism. Some recognisable shapes can be included and symbols too to trigger particular thoughts. In surreal abstract painting shapes and colours are deliberately changed from reality. Even the title can be so bland as to give no...
new surrealism by alan brain - breaking out

new surrealism – breaking out

Have you ever experienced that sense of excitement and freedom when you release yourself from being held back? I am sure you have. Then you can probably relate to this painting - Breaking Out! the release of bonds and the excitement within. new surrealism - a painting...
minimal watercolour painting by alan brain art - elegance

minimal watercolour painting – elegance

watercolour is a wonderful medium for artists because it is so versatile. It can be used strongly for rich powerful colours or, as in this painting, more subtly and a little muted, Elegance is the title of this minimal watercolour painting. Original Painting...
new abstract artwork

new surrealim – lightness

 Abstraction is the opposite of realism. In abstract artwork shapes and colours create an emotion rather than remind you of something you know. Sometimes the shapes are recognisable but more often not - this is called non objective painting. New abstract artwork has...
contemporary geometric art a unique painting for sale - intrigue

geometric shapes, texture and colour make – intrigue

This unique painting for sale directly from the artist was inspired beside a lake in a remote part of Canada. It is for the viewer to engage and feel its emotion, no explanation by this artist is possible. Perhaps we sometimes paint what cannot be articulated....
contemporary war paintings

haunting painting – Facing Death

This haunting painting is about facing death. The colours are subdued and cold, the "eye" is hypnotising. Is the small figure on the way to infinity or at least addressing the prospect? It comes to us all. We rarely think about it, or do we? Original Painting...
abstract figure paintings for sale. contemporary figure art a soldiers return

Abstract war figure paintings – a soldier’s return

Soldiers returning from war may already be dead or injured, and almost certainly numb. This abstract war figure painting attempts to capture the moment of return. The gender of the figure is indeterminate, both sexes were suffering from their experiences. No one...
world war one art Flanders by Alan Brain

world war one art – Flanders, a soldier’s journey

Soldiers in Flanders experienced many hardships as well as death. This world war one art attempts to capture a soldier's feelings at the start of his tour of duty it - is a soldier's journey. The Great War was the war to end all wars, nineteen years later it became...

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