Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Show and Tell: Global Meltdown
non-objective painting... only a couple of times... in painting
classes at university. It was a bit of a challenge for me since I
usually prefer doing representational and subjective art. For this
one, we were (as homework) to make ten experimental pieces
on 10”square primed watercolour paper. We were to build up layers,
paying attention to colour, texture and shape.
I was more than a little
surprised to find it was kind of fun.
We then chose elements from the small pieces and worked them into a larger painting using layer upon layer.
A lot of people
confuse the difference between 'non-objective' and 'abstract” (A
fact that was part of this project's lesson.)
have no subject or recognizable image. The work relies purely on the
fundamentals of colour, shape, pattern, and texture.
subject or object is changed beyond the normal boundaries of nature.
Sometimes nearly unrecognisable, but with a subject none-the-less.
(representational): As the name implies... with a subject. The image
has an clear and visible object and/or subject.
Sorry to say, I
didn't photograph the stages of my painting. Unfortunately, I did not
get into the practice of documenting them in painting classes. I
began in my printmaking projects.
(sometimes called “Global Warming”) is on 36” x 36” gallery
wrapped canvas. It now hangs in my home but I do have it listed for
sale in my Etsy shop and available as prints from FineArtAmerica.