Sunday, April 28, 2013

On Abstract Art

I'm taking a workshop that Julie Prichard is doing on Abstract Art. It is called 8 Great Paintings..I really was surprised at how much I like it! The freedom of not have a sketch to follow or being really controlled in what your painting is so foreign to me since I am such a control freak!! But I found it very freeing and sooo much fun!! There is a lot of blending you do with your paints that I really enjoyed so far.. So much your arm get's very tired.. LOL  The workshop is done very well with Julie showing different techniques as she does 8 paintings. I am really enjoying this workshop..

 Also strange to me is not working with a lot of color.. I'm a color freak too! LOL  Using browns, black and gray is also freeing to me.Or just two or three colors. I don't have to grab my color wheel all the time.. decide my palette and think! LOL  I am just putting various shades and tones of the same color.. How much fun.. I didn't think I would enjoy that but it seems this is a different side of me. Who knew? LOL

Here are three pieces I have finished so far.. I like the last one the best..

My Camera did a lousy job of showing different values.. There are big differences it didn't pick up.. I wonder what setting I need..

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.. Check out this fabulous blog and see some wonderful artwork.

Hey you all!! Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow, that second painting really glows! Great work, Julie's a wonderful teacher ....

  2. Wow! I really love the sense of space going on in the second one! Sounds like a great class!
    Happy PPF!!
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  3. that must be a fun class. I can't do portrait art or anything. I am a very abstract artist personally and would probably love taking that class. How did you find it? My favorite of the 3 is the last one too! love the different designs on it and the way you worked the colors. (or would that be lack of colors? You did great with those shades!)

  4. These are all wonderful, Robyn. I can't decide if I like the 2nd or 3rd the best. I really like both of them.

  5. Fabulous pieces! The last one is my favorite too!

  6. Looks like fun! I love the simplicity of the top one. It has a sense of order and looseness at the same time. :)


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