Created by Laurie Vaughn
Friendly Gestures is a big scale, horizontal, abstract expressionist painting in mixed media on a custom gallery wrapped canvas. The New York School art movement influences are strong as gestural brushstrokes are laid down on a heavy impasto using action painting techniques. The surface combines muted shades of tan and beige with a sandy texture. This was created as a celebration of the free-form spirit that underlies abstract expressionist painting, as well as paying homage to the first generation iconic artists who incepted the movement.