fredag 29. mai 2015
Here is another colour field painting, again highly inspired by Helen Frankenthaler. We have got this challenge from the art course I am attending (have a look at the school here: www.kunstskole.com) to paint colour field paintings. I tried painting my own interpretation of "colour fields" but was not satisfied with my results. So I decided to allow myself to learn from other artists by copying. This is not a replica of Helen Frankenthaler, but it is very much inspired by one of her paintings.
mandag 25. mai 2015
At the art course I am folloving we are now working on colour fields paintings. It is an abstract style that appeared in the 1940-50ies where the artists explored the colour itself as the object of the paintings.
This painting is very much inspired by the north-american artist Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011). It may appear simple to paint abstract paintings, but it is much harder than you should think to get the colours and shapes sing together. So, taking a peek at other artists` work helps a lot, at least for me.
fredag 15. mai 2015
Painted today, inspired by the surrealistic paintings by Francis Bacon. I had no plan, but had Francis Bacon paintings in my mind. I started out with a blue background. Then I used my personal creativity trick! - I take a bottle of acrylics which has a thin needle-like opening and then quickly draw random lines which I immediately drag out with a dishwasher sponge! Then I start looking for interesting shapes, figures etc. I repeat this process until I see a figure I can work and build on. This time it was enough with one quick swirl with the acrylics bottle, and I saw this figure appearing. To me it is person bathing in the night. I tried out some figures and some orange colour in the upper right corner to balance the blue and to have something the person could gaze on, but I found that it disturbed the painting.
fredag 8. mai 2015
I was not able to take a good photo (with my mobile camera..) that made it possible to crop it properly, so the wall behind is present in this photo.
I am currently working on some colour field paintings, i.e. abstract paintings where I am just focusing on the colour fields. It is part of a task we have got from the evening course I am attending at Den Tverrfaglige Kunstskolen DTK, an art school close to Oslo. Have look at their webpage: www.kunstskole.com I have been attending this weekly evening course there the last months and I find it very inspiring. Today is my day off from the office - so, back to painting colour fields!