Topographical Detail

The topography of abstract art can be difficult to infer from photographs. Colours and outlines tend to dominate in these head-on, fully-lit, flattened photos. If you were looking at a painting in person, you would naturally approach it from different angles, gleaning all of the intriguing surface details through the play of light and shadow.

In abstract acrylic painting we have the opportunity to explore different dimensions of paint: surface details, textures, patina, and variations in height are a landscape for the eyes to enjoy.

#150, topographical detail

#151, topographical detail