I’m producing art faster than I can share it here! There’s a scenario I’ve not experienced before. 😉

This is a reworking of an old unfinished painting, in light of the recent abstract course I took, which I must tell you about and will do soon. It opened some doors and moved some stuff around which was most interesting.

Anyway, this painting is called Escape, and is a kind of abstract landscape. I seriously love it. It changes according to what angle you’re looking at it; quite magical. Not sure how I did that.

This is more or less how it looked when I pulled it out of the ‘crap pile’. Meaning the pile of old canvases waiting for new life to be breathed into them. Although this is actually a wood panel.


escape - painting in progress - tara leaver

You can see it already had some very cool crackle paste on it, and some kind of half baked idea roughly sketched out. Such is my attention span at times.

escape - painting in progress - tara leaver

You will not be surprised to learn I am loving this colour palette lately. It’s showing up a lot. I dived in with brushes, a cloth and a palette knife.

escape - painting in progress - tara leaver

Several layers later, it felt done. That’s rare for me so I’m soaking up what that feels like for future reference. The photo doesn’t really do justice to the texture, but still, plenty to see I think.

Escape by Tara Leaver

acrylic on wood panel
30 x 30 cm