Thursday, April 25, 2013

Channelling Rothko...if only.!



Jane's workshop this past week was about colour fields.  Watch out Rothko!...well...we can try.
 
We began by using colour to create a limited palette background with little contrast....
 
 

 

...then we progressed to using two or three colours.



Final step was to produce compositions using what we had learned about colour.




Needless to say I was happy with the one that headed this post...that's why it's there...but am not so sure that it was quite within the guidelines of the exercise.

It's much harder than it looks...and am pushing myself to do it.  I hope I can keep these lessons in mind when I'm painting.

18 comments:

  1. this gets me so excited for lesson 3. I'm still mired in lesson 2. (Catching up on real life after vacation is so time consuming!)

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  2. Rothko. My favorite artist. I have many favorites but they come and go. He, however stays with me always.,

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  3. I like the top one best too, seems more like you!

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  4. Sure is harder than it looks Jo!!! An interesting post though as I am at this stage with one of my canvases and struggling to decide how much contrast to bring to the table!! I agree re your fav --- it is good!! Cheers!!

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  5. Jo, I love Rothko, and I think you're getting the hang of it. Isn't it fun? I've been afraid to try, but I think you've motivated me.
    Lucky you, taking Jane's class!

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  6. It is amazing to me that abstract art can actually be "taught" ... fun to read and see your exploration Jo
    oxo

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  7. These are all wonderful! I find abstract art so hard to create. I think if you took the circle out of the top, it would look just like a Rothko! But I like that it's there because it makes it more you.
    Rinda

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  8. It certainly is much harder than mere words can express. So glad you are sharing your discovers with us

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  9. thank you so much for sharing your progress in Jane's class Jo. I positively LOVE!!! your "channeling Rothko" piece at the top-awesome!

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  10. Looks like a lot of fun, and quite a challenge, Jo. Love what you have achieved and thanks for sharing the process.

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  11. Certainly reminds me of Rothko, although your vibrations color stripes and the horizontal I really like - maybe more Jo than Rothko....xox

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  12. These are really gorgeous, Jo!

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  13. The really are so pretty - and you know I love color! Really beautiful, xo

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  14. The one at the top is my favourite Jo Murray ever! More please.

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  15. JM - love the simplicity and clarity of the first piece. Glad you continue to have fun. B

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  16. Terrific results here. I do love the first one. This is not easy - kudos to you for all!

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  17. Well, your first one and your last one are my two favorites. Gotta say, I'm loving seeing what you're doing in Jane Davies' class. Very exciting work.

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