Monday, June 27, 2016

Six Steps To An Abstract Painting

An abstract painting is like an instrumental song, even though there are no words the music still conveys mood and rhythm.  There is still structure to the song.  The same is true with an abstract painting - the principles of composition still apply to create a 'good' painting.

There is more than one way to create an abstract painting.  One way is to take an everyday object and remove the distinguishing features to use the composition, lines and colors to create an abstract painting.  You can use as many steps as you need to get to the end.  Back in school one project required ten steps using a chair as a beginning.

For this example, I am using a painting of a Teapot by Paula Zima as my start.  She has a strong composition, colors and lines in her painting.  By attacking one color at a time, I took her image and converted it to an abstract painting in six steps.

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