Saturday, December 04, 2010
I don't dabble in abstraction often, but that doesn't mean to say that I don't enjoy that art stream. I've always been pulled in the direction of representational art.
I've had an idea in my head for ages of a piece that I want to create that is quite abstract but based on reality. Reflections on water that is moving slightly gives a complex form that at first glance is seen as colours and shapes, but when explained, becomes very clear as to the subject.
Its that mix of the two that I want to create and I have created a 6 x 6 acrylic study of where I want to go generally with this. I will draw out the final piece this weekend and make a start on it using oils. I wanted a large square format,but the only square canvas I could find today was 20 x 20", not that large. The art store in town decided in the spring to close on Saturdays, so unless I make a special trip there during the week, I'm out of luck for instant gratification. So I'll work on 20 x 20 for now and if that works out as I plan, I may try another water reflection piece on a larger scale.