Saturday, November 26, 2011

Abstracting from Life

Although I took the whole week off from work, I never seemed to make it into the studio. Today, I decided to paint with the group at the arts center. One of the group gave a discussion on how he goes about creating an abstract painting from a still life. We all gave it a shot.
The Setup

My first painting kept going towards realism. It's a cute little painting, but it sure isn't abstract.
Abstract 1 - 6 x 6 - Gouache on Crescent Board
My second painting went abstract and I kept it pretty much hard edged.
Abstract 2 - 5 x7 - Gouache on Crescent Board


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I think you could call both a success. I really like the "cute little painting", but since the object was abstract I think that was accomplished. I think that would have been tough to switch gears and stay focused on doing an abstract.

Linda Hill said...

I LOVE the "cute little painting", but then I am more of a realistic painter.