I enjoy painting these minimalist abstracts. I did not think of them with that term before. But it is a perfect description. Thank you Suzette! I am interested in the minimalist movement. But I am not sure I could ever follow it wholeheartedly. I am a collector of, a few things. LOL. I think most artists are in one way or another.
These start with color. For me. Mood. What feels right. I choose the colors, then think about arrangement and proportion. I tend to go bottom heavy. Weighted. Darker colors below, lighter on top. I think part of that is from my training as a framer. LOL.
For the center bands, I tape off the area to be painted. It ranks even with blending in ease. With blending you have less control. With taping, you are at the mercy of Murphy’s law. And your tape. Haha.
I place two pieces of tape together, so that there is very little actually sticking to the piece. One inch tape, offset slightly lengthwise. On day 7, the green side came out almost perfect. But I had a lot of teeny tiny touching up to do on the buff side. I had to pull out the magnifier. LOL. Day 8 was almost perfect, except for a big blob of buff on the blue.
Your minimalist paintings are inspirant. I love those painters too.
Thank you Johanne, 🙂 I just read an article on color field painting, and they were fresh in my mind. 🙂
Sheila, thanks for these gifts with which to start my day! Crisp precision, soft seamless shifting, choices, process, exploration, discovery, curiosity, openness. Yup.
Thank YOU Dotty. 🙂
I love all of these. The tension between the colors make my eyes dance around. You have such a great sense of color.
WOW, that is awesome to hear Sea. Thank you. Missing you in the group, but I know how busy you are.
Prayers for you and yours. 🙂
I never considered these to be abstracts but I guess they are. I know that large paintings along these lines have sold for big bucks but I guess those artists had a ‘name’. I don’t generally like that shade of green but it works with the last piece against the blue and cream.
Thank you Val, glad you think so. Every time I have painted that green, I think of you Val. LOL. I know you are going to hate it.
I don’t know why I am enjoying it so much right now. 70’s Avocado green. Haha. 🙂
I am curious. What would you label them, if not abstract? 🙂
Yes, it sure would be wonderful to have a name and sell for big bucks, wouldn’t it. LOL. They also paint on huge
canvases. Physically that is out of my reach. LOL. 🙂