Sunday, June 27, 2010

Abstract based on cell slide of a carcinoid Tumor

In the 2009 fall semester I did a series of abstract paintings using carcinoid tumor slides as a subject. It interested me not only because of the visual aspect of these slides but also because when I went through my burst appendix saga a carcinoid tumor was found on the tip of my appendix still intact. It was removed with my appendix.

I wasn't happy with this painting because it was too busy. There was no place for the eye to rest. The first photo shows the painting with a light covering of red glaze. It didn't have the calming effect I wanted so I decided to introduce new colour. I chose orange because it was complimentary to blue. The colour orange departs from what the cellular slide depicts. I think it's beginning to look the way I want it but it's not finished. A figure has started to emerge and I like this.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea to paint! I don't think anything needs to 'appear' - I like how it's abstract! I'm glad everything worked out with your surgery!