Another in my abstract series.
Last blog I wrote about Pollock and de Kooning. While reading about these two incredible artist,
I came across Joan Mitchell. Way cool work! She hung out with de Kooning
and other artists in the 60's, 70's and 80's. She used movement to paint large
canvases.I would have liked to have
known her, so I will research more and paint....
stay tuned for more:)
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
|"I never was interested in how to make a good painting.. But to see how far one can go".|
(Willem de Kooning)
He was called "master of the gesture".
In keeping with my challenge I created Confetti.
A combination of gestures and movement.
What do you think; Pollock or de Kooning?
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Monday, October 17, 2011
|Broken and Blue 20x20|
acrylic on canvas
My goal over the next few weeks is to take the many definitions of "Abstract art",
and do my interpretation. Here is my first one titled Broken & Blue. Maybe even
emulating the famous artist listed below. I started with a plain white canvas on the
easel and applied paint with my knife. As I continued over the next several
hours and days my paint was scraped, blended, scrubbed and dripped.
I had to move around my canvas while on the floor on on the easel.
(noun) - Action Painting emphasizes the process of making art, often through a variety of techniques that include dripping, dabbing, smearing, and even flinging paint on to the surface of the canvas. These energetic techniques depend on broad gestures directed by the artist's sense of control interacting with chance or random occurrences. For this reason, Action Painting is also referred to as Gestural Abstraction. The artists and the various techniques are associated with the movement Abstract Expressionism and The New York School of the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s (for example, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline). about.com
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This contemporary abstract is part of my "White on Blue" series.
Layers of color are applied with movement to show the texture and
spontaneity. This painting is large with painted edges and would
make a bold statement in any fine art collection.
to see more of this painting series or to purchase,go to;
Sunday, October 9, 2011
|Spring River 2|
This weekend I am taking a "Social Media Immersion Workshop" with
Alyson Stanfield in Golden, Co(#artbizgolden)
I am excited to learn because I feel somewhat lost when away
from my canvas and paint.
I will share all my "social media" revelations in coming blogs:)
Friday, October 7, 2011
|Red Feather 20x30|
Abstract expressionistic acrylic on canvas.
Layers of translucent color was applied through movement.
Sometimes I put my canvas on the easel or on the floor. I like to move around and
over my canvas to create.
(noun) - Action Painting emphasizes the process of making art, often through a variety of techniques that include dripping, dabbing, smearing, and even flinging paint on to the surface of the canvas. These energetic techniques depend on broad gestures directed by the artist's sense of control interacting with chance or random occurrences.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
|White Study on Red 18x24|
What I love about creating an abstract painting, is the sense of freedom and abandonment.
The process is tactile, physical, but non rational.
"Abstract artist do not comply with any art rules". (about .com)
Abstract paintings have characteristics of messiness, extreme energetic application,
and brush strokes that seem to reveal the process.
I personally love Jackson Pollock's approach;
dripping, smearing, slathering and flinging.
(stay tuned for my next Abstract blog)
To see more of my Abstract paintings;
Sunday, October 2, 2011
|White Study on Blue 20x20|
ABSTRACT, what exactly is the definition of abstract in art?
Good question, my favorite definition comes from "About.com":
ABSTRACT, the creative process becomes the art itself.
"The work of art becomes an event"(Harold Rosenberg).
And for this reason it can be called "action art".
I know when I create/paint I need to move around my canvas.
From this movement shapes form.
Stay tuned for more on the definition of Abstract Art.