Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Victorian Abstract














I am really enjoying this challenge from Different Strokes from Different Folks. The victorian house was posted by Karin Jurick on her blog for us to use as a reference photo. I first mentally cropped the photo and painted the house, then decided that it was a much more interesting composition to zoom in on the eave line and balance the position the contrasting windows in a square format. Then I intensified the colors. I think I'm going to take this design one step farther and do a more abstract picture using these division lines, but drop out the indication of the architecture. I think I will do it in collage and use textured papers and paint. Stay tuned......

9 comments:

  1. I love what you've done so far--the close crop is wonderful, all those lines and planes. I agree it'd make a great abstraction. Look forward to seeing the next step!

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comments - I can just see these lines turning into something really cool.

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  3. NIce colors, at least you finished yours I haven't even started. I love you Beau- tiful very nicely done.

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  4. Really loved this piece -- both forms and color. Wonderful. Jill Donahue

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  5. Thanks for your comments, Dominique and Jill. I had fun and got inspired when I narrowed down the view.

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  6. This was an eye catcher! Nice job.

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  7. Hi Connie,
    I was surprised that this was you! I love how you've trimmed it down to the abstract basics. It's like 'Mondrian Goes to San Francisco on Holiday.'

    p.s. I sent you an email reply; check your spam folder if you didn't get it yet.

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  8. I really like your abstract work, Connie. The doggie is also fantastic!!

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  9. Thanks for the kudos, ladies. It's so interesting to see how we all perceive things differently.

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