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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Rum Island II

Rum Island II
24x24 inches
oil on canvas

I want to publicly thank Micah Condon for adding me to his Daily painters Blog. He is a sweet generous soul, and a fine painter. Here is his blog:

Painter's Tip

All Painting is Abstract

Having the ability to break down a subject into it's basic forms,values and colors will allow you to assess the elements of your painting.

Abstraction gives you the basic structure or skeleton of a scene or object. Start thinking of objects in terms of form, mass, value, shape and color rather than as a table, tree, or dog, etc.

You may think you know what an elephant looks like but in actuality, you have an icon image stamped in your mind. Until you have taken the time to observe the beast carefully, breaking it down into basic elements, you don't really know what an elephant looks like.

Start out with abstract elements in your painting and you will have better realism if that is your goal.


Simone of Art Critiques said...

I just discovered your blog. I like your work very much! Thank you for the free art advice.

Shant said...

I agree with your comments. About the abstact shapes and the realistic aspect. When I talk therory people get that glazed over look in their eyes so I usually avoid talking about it, but you understand.

You know, I clicked on a landscape painting on the daily painter's blog and got your cow painting... whats up with that?

Linda Blondheim Art Studio said...

Thank you very much for visiting Simone and Shant.

The cow painting was yesterday's painting of the day so I don't know what you mean.