Acrylic Painting with Colour Abstraction
I’ve finished my little acrylic painting at last. Despite all this extra isolation free time , I still haven’t done much art . Well, I have actually been finishing off another large canvas – so that’s my excuse. And I’ve also started an art journal ( more for art therapy than anything else) .
This was an exercise we did a couple of weeks ago at Art Group – all look at the same copyright free photo and produce your own version . At art class we were encouraged to make as many changes as we wanted to or to add anything to it . So I changed some details such as omitting the bench and moving the cliff .Then I tried changing all the colours , which was surprisingly difficult , if you wanted to make it look harmonious . ( I think this is called colour abstraction ) . I also found patterns in the leaves, rocks and waves and exaggerated them , which I am more used to doing in my semi-abstract style . I have been told that it now resembles a sci- fi landscape ! It was quite enjoyable to do , if you like a little challenge
What changes would you make?