Monday, January 17, 2011

"Composition 2"

6"x6" oil on canvas panel

This is my second painting for the River Arts Black and White show, due mid-February.

So where did these abstracts come from? Once I decided to use a sort of Mondrian approach (though with non straight lines) I experimented on paper trying to find pleasing compositions. I've left out my first two attempts, which were too symmetric and boring. I found that the key is the placement of the small versus large "squares" and the values to create a center of interest. "Mondrian's Nightmare" came from sketch 1 and "Composition 2" from sketch 4.

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