6” x 12” oil paint
In one of the evening classes I taught last month, we worked on abstract paintings. I had the class start by choosing a magazine photo. We then cropped the photos in order to create interesting compositions. We worked out palettes and loosely duplicated the structure of the photo. Then, we worked over those images to increase the dynamics of the picture, and to explore mark-making.
This was my demo. It was such a fun exercise that I have found myself painting more of these. Not by working with magazines, but by using the shapes and marks that this first exploration produced. I’ll post the others in the coming days.
ps - this began with a photo series about how to thread your holiday turkey.