ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

Different from Giehl’s seascape paintings, his abstracts explore the process of applying paint through more non-traditional methods. Using an array of self-built tools and palette knives, Giehl smears paint across the canvas to render organic color combinations and form. The process of adding and removing layers of paint creates depth and abstractions that ultimately dictate the composition.

Giehl approaches each abstract painting as a dynamic puzzle that unfolds itself over the creative process. Here again, he challenges himself to embrace the whimsical nature of blurring paint while seeking structure through use of grouped canvases or geometric outlines within the painting.

Inspiration behind Giehl’s abstracts is not an image, or concept, but rather the process of the painting itself. Appearance, color and configuration are almost a secondary consideration to the shaping of a painting through the application technique.

Giehl’s abstracts are influenced by such masters as Gerhardt Richter and Mark Rothco. 

 
 
 

Graphic Block, 2018 - sold

 

6 H x 6 W x 1.5 D (Each Panel)

Oil on Canvas - Satin Varnish

 

Green Ombre, 2018 - sold

 

6 H x 6 W x 1.5 D (Each Panel)

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Resin Finish

 

Pond Mist, 2018

 

18 H x 18 W x 2 D (Each Panel)

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Red Ombre, 2018 - sold

 

6 H x 6 W x 1.5 D (Each Panel)

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Resin Finish

 

state of confusion, 2018

 

30 H x 48 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Sea Bream, 2017 - sold

 

36 H x 60 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

King Mackerel, 2017 - sold

 

40 H x 60 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Red Snapper, 2017

 

40 H x 60 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Mahi, 2017 - sold

 

40 H x 60 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

fissure, 2018 - sold

 

40 H x 60 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Napeague I, 2017 - Sold

 

36 H x 60 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Napeague II, 2017 - Sold

 

60 H x 36 W x 1.5 D

Oil on Canvas - Gloss Varnish

 

Orient Point, 2017 - Sold

 

48 H x 36 W x 1 D

Oil on Canvas

 

Amagansett Sunset, 2016

 

41.5 H x 15 W x 1 D (Each Panel)

Acrylic on Board - Triptych

Rocks over sand, 2016 - Sold

 

30 H x 40 W x 1.6 D

Acrylic on Board

 

Night shades, 2016

 

 15 H x 41.5 W x 1 D

Acrylic on Board

 

Ruby Sunset, 2016

 

15 H x 41.5 W x 1 D

Acrylic on Board

 

Beach Plum, 2016 - Sold

 

15 H x 41.5 W x 1 D

Acrylic on Board