Category Archives: Beginning of Abstraction
For assignment 4’s abstract seascape, I chose a photograph with a view from above onto a section of shoreline. Here, I want to take another approach by opening up my process. My first drawing was a representation of shapes, based on a photograph. These shapes are to me, the result of … Continue reading
SUBMISSION: Choose at least 2 paintings for this Assignment. I choose the following 5 paintings: My favourite is probably Sea Shore, because it is the most spontaneous of all. The composition is balanced and not dominated by colour. I also include an abstract … Continue reading
I’m expected to make a seascape to compliment my previous townscapes. The seascape below is the view over the fynbos vegetation towards the sea. I have always wanted to paint this view from our holiday house, but have never managed it … Continue reading
From my sketchbook,- Thinking differently makes old ways new. I know that the outcome is not completely abstract, but I am very happy about the shift that is happening here.
Abstract Expressionism, Art informel and related tendencies – mid to late 1940’s and 1950’s. Some artists found that geometric art was too limiting to express their particular psychological experiences and they turned to a looser more gestural form of abstract … Continue reading
Here, I’m asked to create freer geometric shapes (even in 3D) on a coloured ground, with the use of stencils, masking tape etc. Recently, en route to Isreal, I had the opportunity to visit the blue mosque in Istanbul, which was completed in 1617. … Continue reading
The work of contemporary hard edge painter – Tim Renshaw. He speaks of a ‘internal syntax’, ‘thoughts of being too detached’, ‘one’s identity is underlined by habits, investment in painting rules’. He reiterate, ‘I move from arbitrary state to an internal … Continue reading