I'm always trying to improve. Always.
Towards that end, I've come up with a little art challenge for myself. I'm calling it "4x4 Abstracts" and I'm pretty sure the name gives you a clear idea on what the project is about: creating 4x4 abstract art pieces.
- Explore abstract art.
- Explore different styles.
- Take risks.
- Work quickly.
- Don't overthink it.
- Develop my abstract eye.
- Focus on composition.
- Make new art.
So far I've created five pieces. They're all interesting to me for different reasons. I wonder if they'll be interesting to you?
I feel like I'm beginning to understand what Ellsworth Kelly and Barnett Newman were chasing with all those stripes.... It's a fascinating puzzle to figure out how much you can say with the simplest of shapes.
Still exploring white space, but in a slightly more textured style. This piece features stamping -- the red targets are Art Foamies and the black stamps along the edge are hand carved stamps. It's a primary palette (red, yellow, blue) and yet slightly off because of the greyed tones of the colors.
I plan to continue with this project for the rest of 2018. I'm excited to see where I'll be at the end of the year!
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