Semi Abstracts

Painting Semi Abstracts

I call them “semi abstracts”, because … read more.

Untouched Promise. Abstract painting of a blue greenish though colourful landscape.

Untouched Promise
Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 800,-

The promised Land abstract painting of a colorful landscape

The Promised Land
Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm
Price: € 700,-

"Scorched Earth". Abstract painting of an old tree on a scorched piece of land in rusty colors.

Scorched Earth
Acrylics on canvas, 40x50cm
Price: € 630,-

Breakthrough painting of a beige wall with a hole in it for you to see through. Behind it you can imagine a kind of landscape or a sky mainly in dark blue.

Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 700,-

Touch of Tolerance. Abstract painting of many vague people. The painting is full of colours, in the middle is a big light as if the light is coming from behind.
Touch of Tolerance
Acrylics on canvas, 120x70cm.
Price: € 1500,-
Fata Morgana, abstract painting of a city. Because of the reflections you see that it must be on the waterside. The buildings are very colourful. A tower could be in fire.
Fata Morgana
Acrylics on canvas, 100x80cm.
Price: € 1260,-
Candy Land, abstract oil painting of a very colourful city at the waterside. The city reflects in the water on the front. The sky is ful of coloured clouds.

Candy Land
Oils on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 900 ,-

The Approach abstract painting of moving sloppy figures in shades of blue in front of a soft pastel coloured background.
The Approach
Acrylics on canvas, 150x50cm.
Price: € 1600,-
Guarded abstract painting. You can see a globe, or a transparent moon on a watersurface

Acrylics on canvas, 40x40cm
Price: € 640,-

Tower of Strength colorful abstract painting of a tower or a castle. When you look at this paiting you get the idea that this tower is a strong one.

Tower of Strength
Acrylics on canvas, 40x50cm
Price: € 720,-

Abstract painting in acrylics, the colours are yellow, brown, blue and purple, called Through the Wormhole. Acrylic painting on canvas 50x50cm.
Through the Wormhole
Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 700,-
Horizon, colourful abstract angular painting with lines and shapes you can see a turquoise horizon in front of high buildings 40x50cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
Acrylics on canvas, 40x50cm.
Price: € 630,-
The Spider abstract black and white ink painting.

The Spider 
Ink on canvas 50x70cm.

Moment of Light, oil on canvas by Lia van Elffenbrinck, Yellow Light above the horizon.
Moment of Light
Oil on canvas. 40x50cm.
The Order of Chaos, very colourful acrylic textured painting. It looks like a mess of colours, but in these colours you can discern circles and rectangles who make order in the chaos. Canvas 120x40cm.

The Order of Chaos,   Acrylics on canvas, 120x40cm. Price: € 1280,-

Almost Freedom. Oil painting of colourful bent bars in front of a quiet lake.

Almost Freedom,   oil on canvas, 40x30cm. Price: € 490,-

Loosing my Marbles. Abstract painting of lots of coloured marbles floating away. It seems as if they are in a weightless space. Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Loosing my Marbles
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 960,-
Standing Up, statue standing in the water next to a high city, the sunlight in the colourful sky gives the water a silvery shine. abstract painting oils and acrylics on canvas 80x60cm.
Standing Up
Acrylics/oils on canvas, 80x60cm.
Price: € 1100,-
The 4 Points of View. Abstract Painting by Lia van Elffenbrinck. Acrylics on canvas, 100x70cm.

The 4 Points of View.
Acrylics on canvas, 100x70cm.
Price: € 1360,-

Living in a bubble, purple and yellow sky behind the purple water. Inbetween you see a few air bubbles containing fantasy cities, colourful abstract acrylic painting 70x50cm. by lia van elffenbrinck artist
Living in a Bubble
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 960,-
Let's take a Walk in Heaven, oil painting 60x40cm. Colourful clouds and mountains. As if they belong together, so you can walk on the clouds.
Let’s take a Walk in Heaven
Oil on canvas 60x40cm.
Price: € 480,-
The Opera, oil painting on canvas board of a music hall. The light is on and shines on the blue chairs in the big hall.
The Opera
Ink on canvas, 30x21cm.
Price: € 350,-
Resonance, abstract colourful painting of a clef on angular and circular shapes. 70x50cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 840,-
Leaving Town, Everything on this painting is about leaving: ships are sailing on a purple sea. In a town a girl is waving goodbye to a leaving car. All seen in three glazing bubbles in an orange and yellow sky. Acrylics on canvas 70x50 cm.
Leaving Town
Acrylics on canvas,70x50cm.
Price: € 960,-
At World's End abstract painting inspired by the movie "Pirates of the caribbean, sail boats, pannage, air bubbles in front of a pink and turquoise sky, acrylics on canvas 80x60cm. by lia van elffenbrinck artist
At World’s End
Acrylics on canvas, 80x60cm.
Price: € 1120,-
Beam Stream, blue turquoise and brown wooden beams. Abstract acrylic painting by Lia van Elffenbrinck artist
Beam Stream
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 840,-
Atlantis resurrected, green purple sky, blue green water, inbetween islands with city resurrected out of the water in the sky and on the water are big air bubbles with cities and a sailboat in it. Some big stairs are coming out of the bubbles reaching to the Islands. Acrylics on canvas. 90x70cm. Lia van Elffenbrinck artist
Atlantis resurrected
Acrylics on canvas, 90x70cm.
Price: € 1280,-
Volcano. Abstract Painting about lava on a vulcano in blue brown and yellow colours, on canvas 70x50cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.
Price: € 840,-
Abstract painting in the three colours brown ocker and blue called: "In the Flow", ink and gesso on canvas 40x30cm.

In the Flow
Acrylics on canvas, 40x30cm.
Price: € 50,-

Birthday, abstract painting on canvas 50x50cm. made for the birth of a baby born on November 8th 2018.

Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 250,-

On the Road of Life, pastel colored acrylic painting on canvas of a purple road. Colourful clouds in the sky. An open book is lying in the grass. Two trees on the left of the road. Many symbolism in this painting.wn and yellow colours, on canvas 70x50cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck

On the Road of Life
Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 250,-

Abstract painting in the three colours brown ocker and blue called: "In the Flow", ink and gesso on canvas 40x30cm.

Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 250,-

Sailing, painting of a sailboat in heavy weather. It is painted with gesso and ink on a canvas 50x50cm.

Acrylics on canvas, 50x50cm.
Price: € 250,-

Fire of Life abstract painting red and yellow fire all over the canvas, black shadow on the left is watching, 60x80cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck artist
Fire of Life
Acrylics/oils on canvas, 60x80cm.
Price: € 980,-
No one can feel the Rain but you. Colourful raindrops rolling down. Abstract painting on canvas 60x20cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck artist
No one can feel the Rain but you. Acrylics on canvas 60x20cm.
Price: € 400,-
Noah's Arc colourful abstract painting about all the species in the world. You can recognize a capricorn and a spider, canvas 100x30cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck aritist

Noah’s Arc    Acrylics on canvas, 100x30cm. Price: € 650,-

Very Deep, green, blue and ocker abstract painting, You can see a landscape from above like a map of some islands, on canvas 50x40cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck

Very deep
Acrylics on canvas, 40x50cm.

Sunday Morning Storm abstract painting of a stormy sky with colourful clouds all driven by the wind to the church on the edge of a city. The colourful water in the front is all washed up by the storm on canvas 70x50cm. by Lia van Elffenbrinck

Sunday Morning Storm
Acrylics on canvas, 70x50cm.

The Colorfield Shadows abstract painting of a colourful city at the waterside on wood 120x120cm.

The Colourfield Shadows
Acrylics on waterproof panel 122×122 cm.

Forest Fire, oil painting on canvas board of an impression of light in yellow and brown.

Forest Fire
Oils on canvas, 25x25cm.

Into the Coloured Future, abstract painting of a globe floating in front of a brownish horizon. The sky is green yellow and brown. In the front you see another purple globe.

Into the Coloured Future
Acrylics on waterproof panel 122×122 cm.

Painting Semi Abstract

I call them “semi abstracts”, because at first glance the paintings seem to be abstract, but when you look at it for a longer time you will discover a perception of a world that could be.

I think semi abstract art lives beween two worlds.

The one world is reality with it’s figurative art and the other world is abstraction with it’s abstract art. Semi abstract art can be abstract, but with some figurative elements. For instance, the subject is not recognizable, but you can get an idea of what the painter could have meant.

Allthough figurative art is straight forward to:

what you see is what you paint,

semi-abstract evokes a feeling or a sense of something rather than depicting it. 

Almost all of these semi abstract paintings are painted with acrylics. Painting with acrylics means that you can take the painting wherever you want, because it dries very fast and you don’t get a mess. Sometimes this makes the process more easy, so you can paint it over and over again.

I like the way the tinge always changes a little bit

when you repeat the same movement on the canvas. Mostly I don’t know what the painting is going to be. I just start with a colour or two and make a movement on the canvas. It is very important to begin with anything, because sitting in front of a white canvas gives a terrible feeling. Sometimes this excitement at the beginning leads to a feeling of panic. Then I know I waited too long, so I have to lean back and become aware of my feelings – my body. As soon as the panic has disappeared and all the thoughts are gone, I can start or start again.

To read more about me and my way of painting click here.

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