I’m taking an online class on Abstract painting from Karine Swenson, called, Elements. We are learning the fundamental building blocks of a painting which I hope will help me in all types of art.
The focus for this class is on abstract painting which I have dabbled in a little. The painting I did today is focusing on different kinds of lines such as straight, curvy, static, etc. Here is my finished photo:
The colors remind me of “Happy Hour” at the lake in the summer. A group of friends and I gather at 5 pm for a glass of wine and an appetizer – but mostly it is a chance to get together and talk. We also do a lot of laughing. 🙂
I thought you might enjoy seeing how my painting progressed. I started with a 11 x 14 inch canvas board that I painted with acrylic paint. I then masked off a couple of areas with tape. I could only find washi tape:
Next, I painted two colors, using my tape for guides. I then removed the tape:
It looked kind of like a star to me in the above photo. I then added some curved and static lines to my straight ones:
Next I added some jagged and wispy lines and a few dots and some thicker lines that look like squares:
And lastly, I added some scribble lines with a wax pastel in yellow (kind of hard to see it), some squiggly lines, more dots and medium size dots (with a cork – seemed appropriate).