Abstract art doesn't necessarily have to actually represent anything, or be recognisable, it can just be a pleasing pattern or combination of shapes, forms, colours and lines. It's definitely a departure from reality. And it's very hard for me to get away from reality when I'm surrounded with it! It's an exercise in thinking and painting "outside the box", something I'm not at all good at.
|I call this "Lost in Space" because I was really lost in trying to make this look good.|
Black gesso spattered with white gesso and acrylic paint. I like the swirly shapes.
|More gesso, acrylic paint and collage of bits and pieces of coloured paper. |
I think I might add more to this, perhaps some coloured markers or acrylic ink.
|Coloured markers on paper. trying to emulate the abstract work of Alex Janvier's circular paintings. |
I'm not quite sure what I was trying to say here, if anything, but it was fun choosing the colours and shapes. See the face?