Studio Art Abstract Painting Submission

Studio Art students, you will need to submit your abstract paintings this week, via my blog. Please be sure to type up your reflections and artist statement in Word, prior to submitting, to check for grammar errors. You will need to email me all of your progress pictures in order to upload those as well.

Do not forget about the social media challenge (extra credit). If you do not have a social media account, remember to share your painting with someone, that is not in our class, and pose your question to them – write down their feedback. Engage in conversation! Use your educated opinion.

Social Media Users:

-you must share the blog post of your project to your social media site.

-you must pose a question to your audience (What do you think? What do you think of abstract art? What do you think this painting is about? What is art to you? etc.)

-you must practice appropriate and professional conversations on your social media post. Please use your educated opinions to write back to your audience. We are practicing how to communicate appropriately (think about the way we treat one another during a critique- do not be judgmental, nasty, or closed-minded- always appreciate when people put themselves out there to share their thoughts, ideas, and work).


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Brook Stevenson
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 18:54:43

    Brook Stevenson Studio Art
    12/8/14 Abstract Art Painting Submission

    The first day of my abstract art painting, I decided I wanted to use all pastel colors. I originally wanted different colors to come in from the corners of the painting and go into the middle of the canvas. However, the next day, I found that idea boring and I wanted to change it up. I wanted to make a whirl of colors, almost like a comet in space. I began to experiment by making pastel pink, orange, and blue. I used fast brush strokes and placed them in a circle around the painting. The next day, I thought I needed the painting to be more colorful so I added red, green, and purple. I really liked it, but I needed to get rid of the whites spaces in the middle of the canvas. My classmates at my table had started to splatter paint and I thought it looked really cool. I planned to splatter paint when I was finished with the swirls. The next day I decided the painting need a pop of color so I added a bright yellow. Then I added turquoise because I noticed the turquoise from the background had been mostly covered up. The last day, I splattered paint of different colors to add another interesting thing to look at on the canvas. I used color, texture, balance, and rhythm. I tried to push my painting and go out of my regular comfort zone every day and to make it the best that I could. Overall, I’m really happy with the results and knowing that I did my best. However, I’m also sad because I want to do it again because it’s so much fun to make abstract art.

    Artist Statement:
    I wanted to make this painting look a whirl of colors, I wanted to make it look like a comet or something you could find in space just more colorful. I want my artwork to make people happy because it makes me happy and gives me joy. One thing I learned while making this project is there are many different shades of turquoise and that I had to get the right amount of blue, green, and white to perfectly replicate a color. Before I did this unit in abstract art, I didn’t really appreciate abstract art and I thought it was overpriced. Now that I have done this project, I really see and can even relate to the effort an artist makes to make abstract art. Overall, I think realism takes a lot more effort than abstract art because realistic art needs to look how it does in real life whereas in abstract art, you get to be more expressive and show your feelings more. I think abstract art can come more naturally than realism. I’m really glad I did this project because it made me really understand and appreciate abstract art.


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