I am taking my last class, Abstract and Interpretation, at the Academy of Art University before presenting for my Masters in Fine Art. I’ve always struggled when it comes to abstraction so this is the perfect class to teach me to loosen up. Here’s my first assignment, a back and white abstraction of a simple glass still life. The painting looks like the glass is melting.
Continuing to work on a smaller scale, I created two more 8″ x 8″ mixed media paintings on canvas. I am working toward adding some recognizable images (flowers in this case) without losing the colorful abstract elements. These two paintings use one of my favorite color palettes, the analogous blue-green-yellow hues. I’ve also added paper collage elements, some pen work, cheese cloth and raised texture using an acrylic molding paste. I am liking the direction these are going.
I played around with some smaller painting sizes this week. These two paintings are 8″ x 8″ and I used acrylic paint and hand painted collage papers. It was fun to work a little more abstractly as I feel like my last painting was too literal and I wanted work my way back into abstraction.
Linked Loops-Blue, Mixed Media, 8″ x 8″
Linked Loops- Purple, Mixed Media, 8″ x 8″