Staying with the series of assignments from my Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting Workshop, Day 4 is Abstract Painting!
The way I approach painting... Abstract painting can be divided into two categories:
Objective and Non-Objective
Objective is about painting something and it may have a title. The title tends to support the image clearly. On the other hand, a
Non-Objective work may carry no title, nor a resemblance to the painter's intentions.
For me, my abstract paintings are usually from stories and events I paint... because they are meaningful to me. I start with a huge desire to make a painting I want to see. I start with a concept and pull my titles from a Roget's Thesaurus. I title my paintings first and commit to it by writing the title on the back of each surface. The painting is finished when I feel it matches the title.
Next, I may journal for awhile until I become very clear about what I want the painting to convey. Only then do I start painting, choosing the color combination from my
Goof Proof Color Wheel and deciding on a graphic design from my
My demo for this video is telling a story - "Two Alone"
This is my concept and the painting's title - 2 figures in a Vertical
My color combination is:
Dominant - Green (I use many shades of green)
Focal Point - Purple-Red (beautiful magenta)
Spice Colors - Red-Yellow and Purple-Blue
And another thing... bigger brushes! Work quickly and keep it loose!
Next BobBlast will be about Non-Objective Abstract Painting - stay tuned!