Abstract Art Project
Abstract Painting Reflection:
At first, I started with a monochromatic color scheme. I used textures against straight, calm lines to make the elements pop. I then added pinks and purples to create focal points. I kept layering colors because there was not enough harmony for my personal liking. To add pattern I was inspired by almost used up colors left on my palate and a fan brush. With these items I blotted the color all over my work and it created unification. It was really flat and boring, so to add a 3D effect, I used a natural black and painted a design over the top. It still did not have a sense of space, but it created emphasis on the background textures. To balance out the flatness I globbed on more natural black to places I previously painted on with more color. It gave a sense of 3D and texture. To tie things together, I created a border with a lime green color and pink under tones. Ms. Eipp suggested I bring the bright colours back on top, so I was inspired to do one final thing of splattering pinks and blues on top of the whole thing, which really created a sense of unity.
Overall, I struggled with coming up with ways to unify and keep my painting interesting. I like my use of color, but I do not like my end product. I tried my best and put in a lot of effort. Overall, Abstract Art is really cool because it’s about expressing feelings and understanding how the artist feels with visual representation.
My objective with my work was to create a piece that signifies the ups and downs everyone feels. To signify calm and happy moods the bottom layer of my piece is created from shades of calm blues, pinks, and purples. There is always a side effect to having a nice time. There is always something or someone that wants to “rain on your parade,” so to speak, and because of this I used the fan brush with varying shades of blue to symbolize the things that try to bring you down. Sometimes you fall to their grip, which are the dark swirls over everything represent; they slowly take over. Most of the time things affect you differently, so the natural black applied thicker in spots (impasto) than in others. You should never, ever forget the things to be happy for and about, so that is why I splattered happy colours on top of everything. Finally, I added a border to symbolize the never ending circle of emotions no one can escape. I’m glad this project is over because I’ve realized to express yourself through abstract art is a very hard thing to do. I’ve gained a lot of respect for artists that create abstract art.