I took an online class in abstract painting during November/December 2020. For more info, see the introduction in this post featuring the first painting I did in the class.
The class was structured with a short lecture at the beginning of class covering an abstract painter’s work and using it as a springboard to discuss abstract art principles. Then we students painted at our individual studios.
Thank you to my fellow students and my teacher, Kassem Amoudi.
Here is the next painting. It is called “Tulips” and is 20″ x 16″, done in acrylics on canvas.
As you may remember, we communicated our images with the instructor and the other students by sending the instructor an email; he then put our paintings on the screen for the class to see as he gave advice and help. So I have images of WIP to show you. Here are the stages of “Tulip” that I recorded.
Lovely work. I approve of the window section of the composition becoming less busy and distracting as my eye kept getting drawn to that area of the piece until the penultimate version of the painting. I really like that rich, wine red of he petals and the vivid green of the stems against the velvety blacks and the cool blue/purples of the background.
Thank you. As you know, sometimes you change one area of the painting and the others need adjusting. And other times, there is one stubborn area that will not cooperate no matter what, but when it does, it all falls into place. This is the story of this painting. And, I love the purple reds here. Just love them.