Mar. 26th, 2017

Abstracts

Mar. 26th, 2017 08:46 am
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One more thing about Abstracts, I'm reading this book where the artist definitely has a more fun, explorative style fueled by years of knowledge and practice.  His is a very loose figurative style which I love.  It's abstractive figurative...so you can generally look at his work and say "Village" or "Marina", or "Landscape".

He develops compositions on the fly, and if it doesn't work out...sometimes he'll crop what results from his explorations into a better composition.  That's an interesting idea, since in our Folk School class we were taught to crop photos or scenes for a better compostion.  So why not just make big paintings and crop those down?  And then you can embellish an area if you need to?  Seems legit - but avoids careful composition from the get go.

So I suppose if I wanted to get around developing good compositional skills BEFORE painting, this is a workflow option.

So this is a legitimate other way to work.   He does still sometimes have a composition in mind and sometimes he sketches in some pencil.

I still think I'd benefit greatly from tackling my work shortfalls in the last post, head on, rather than accomodating.

Or, I can try both.  Seems like this guy does.

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