Even though I’ve done a semester of abstract art study with David Giles in his studio in Fremantle, (which were fantastic), I wouldn’t call myself an expert on abstract art.
In fact, when it comes to knowing anything about putting an abstract together, I’m the opposite of an expert.
I mean, I do have a Facebook account, so now I’m an expert mummy, doctor, cop and agony aunt, but I still know nothing about what makes abstract art so damn-doable-by-everyone-else-but-me.
Until, that is, I did a class with Dea Haddow, who showed us one technique for planning an abstract, called the geometric abstract.
This entails taking an original source material (I chose “Study of a Figure Outdoors: Woman with a Parasol, facing left, 1886. Musée d’Orsay” by Claude Monet), and reducing it down to geometric shapes.
Then those shapes are copied and pasted onto paper to become the new reference piece for your abstract. Of course it can be reduced yet again, and abstracted up some more.
Here’s what my process looked like:
So it was an interesting experiment that I got very excited about… But I’ve yet to push myself that one extra step to go all the way abstract! Hold your breath!
❤ Anita Revel
PS This is week 31’s piece for my Art Challenge of 2015… Follow me on Facebook to stay in the loopity-loop of my produce-a-piece-a-week challenge.
PPS Wanna buy THis piece? You can!
PPS Wanna buy this piece? You can’t! (Sorry, it was just an experiment!) But you might be interested some other original pieces?