Sunday, June 12, 2011

Abstract Paintings

Are not meant to do what a camera can do.  They came to us gradually, one brave painter and then another,
 Three Orange Koi
painting something and then twisting it a bit, not so much to blur it out of focus but maybe to see something in a different light.  They paint the feel of a thing rather than duplicating its image.  This is all the more interesting because each of us feels a bit differently towards anything in particular and all of a sudden a painting can be what you want it to be.  It is personalized in a way a photograph can never be.
   The "painting" on the left is a photograph but it contains the perfect left to right eye movement, nice balance and amount of curiosity.  It would make an interesting begining to an abstract painting.
Where do you get Ideas for your paintings?  What stops you and makes you think, "I want to paint THAT!" That landscape, or texture, or color, emotion or just the feel of life?  Yesterday I was stopped by three fish in a pond.
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Barbra Joan said...

Go ahead and paint what you think YOU see.

T.K. said...

What grabs my attention and inspires is usually something unique in what I am seeing. A pristine beauty, or maybe something so unusual that it makes you stop and take notice.

Kay said...

sometimes a color, or a texture or a shadow can inspire me. Definitely abstracted the one you posted!

AutumnLeaves said...

I gotta go with the "feel of life." Nicely phrased there, Jer. I think it also encompasses the first two ideas.