|Abstract in Blue andPink|
As many of you know from reading my blog I am taking an art class at the Toronto School of Art called Painting Abstracts in Oils. I am finding it rather frustrating waiting for the oil paint to dry between layers. I guess I have got used to quick drying acrylics.
We have several exercises to complete one of which is about addition and elimination, revealing and concealing. I don't know what got me started but I decided to cut out some shapes and paint around them to get started and then I found it really interesting to start covering parts up and overlaying with other colors. It's quite different from what I usually do and because of the colors I chose it's ended up a very happy looking piece. I would be interested in hearing comments about this type of work. Do you find the hard edged shapes and purely non representational design interesting or does it leave you cold?