November 18, 2013 - "under every good painting is a good abstract painting". I have heard and read this many times.
Doing the same subject in different ways is another piece of advice from teachers I have had.
The idea for the first boat painting came from a landscape class I took when the teacher talked about how the abstract shapes pull the design together. The DVD by Quang Ho really emphasizes the importance of shapes in a painting.
I was looking at one of my older paintings based on abstract shapes and thought why not try it with the emphasis of color since I love color. Here is my experiment.