Archive for April, 2015

Abstract Art is often misunderstood by those who have no knowledge of art history. For those of you who do Abstract Art, I’m sure you’ve heard the cliché “A 5 year old could have done that.” My favorite comeback to that is “No, a 4 year old could have done that,” just to be sarcastic.

I sometimes love to dabble in Abstract Art because to me it’s all about the improv. I liken it to playing Jazz, if you were playing a musical instrument. You kind of do things “on the fly” without any plans mapped out which is what makes it a lot of fun. There ‘s a certain danger to this kind of spontaneity. It can either lead to a masterpiece or disaster.

This is a great video because it explains Abstract Art  to those who don’t know what it is. It also gives a brief history of art and why the different genres of art came to be.


–Roz Abellera



‘Dimension 4’ is a pencil drawing I did a few years back. Once in a while I like to put down the paints and just go for it with paper and pencil.

When I did this one, I was going through a Surreal Art phase and sank myself into the art of Salvador Dali. I feel that this piece shows a Dali and M.C. Escher influence.

Vision, passion, spirit, technical knowledge bound together to form an alternate reality: This is Dimension 4.

–Roz Abellera

crossroads 1 blog

In this painting, I wanted to give the crucifix a Modern Expressionist look. I enjoy painting crosses, I think they are aesthetically and structurally pleasing to the eye.

You can see I laid the paint on really thick and in some spots I laid down the paint straight on with a palette knife. I got the technique from seeing a Vincent Van Gogh painting live in person at the Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum years ago. Shamefully, I don’t remember the name of the painting but I do remember how he put that paint on really thick like icing on a cake.

I like the way the thick paint looks and I try to incorporate that technique whenever it fits the painting.

–Roz Abellera

modern 5

This is the 5th piece from the Modern Vibe Series, Modern Vibe 5. Someone told me that this reminded them of African art but that isn’t what I was shooting for.

This started with the Mondrian influence and I went off on a tangent and ended up with something that looks more like a maze. I incorporated yellow and black in this design which is one of my favorite color combinations.

–Roz Abellera