My Fiirst Abstract and Acrylic Painting
Weeks 3,4, and 5 of My Abstract Painting Class - using a limited color palette of acrylic paints. I was very far out of my comfort zone, but I drew on some of my dye painting experience, and thoroughly enjoyed playing.
My Color Palette: Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White. I mixed orange and then combined it with its complementary blue and varying amounts of white. The hardest part was just starting!
Class 3: The Beginning:
Class 3: The End. Our assignment was to paint the entire canvas board with a thin layer of paint. I just worked intuitively and varied the brushstrokes and directions. This was the end of the first class. I enjoyed making some drips!
Class 4: Our assignment was to add another layer of paint, even if it changed the painting completely. I liked the first layer enough that I didn't repaint it completely. But I did add circles and and other brushstrokes using the same color palette.
Class 5: I looked at the painting at home for a week and decided to add another, bigger circle, a few more smaller ones, and some lines. And then I made a decision that I was done! Next week we have a group critique.
I was very uncertain about taking this class, and although I probably won't use acrylic paint very often, I'm glad that I have this opportunity to try something new.