Thoroughly enjoyed this interview with Krista Harris. I’m slowly starting to understand where abstract artists are coming from. I intend to make an abstract piece soon—maybe even tomorrow.
I’m not sure I’ll head down the track of complete abstraction (at least not for a while yet), but I’m coming to appreciate it more and more, and videos like this really help.
Another abstract painter whose paintings and YouTube videos I really like is David Kessler. Here he is on what (good) abstract painting is. I find him quite entertaining. 🙂
Note: Paul encourages painters to think in terms of hue (one of the three Munsell colour properties) rather than temperature for accuracy.
I nearly abandoned this about halfway through, but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m really pleased with the result. I painted it from a photo I took of a sunrise through our dew-covered ranchslider door. I really like the lost edges, the mix of cool and warm reflections on the couch, and, of course, the colours and impression of light that come through the window. It was a real experiment.
If you’re wondering why it looks a bit wonky, that’s partly because the photo wasn’t totally square (I should have just adjusted that in the painting), but also because there were curtains on either side. The reflections in the bottom-left were from books on the arm of the couch and a coffee table sitting beside it.