December 1, 2013
Recently I mentioned in a blog that I have read and many teachers have said: "under every good painting is a good abstract painting." Then I asked myself "what is a good abstract painting?'
That is what I have been trying to figure out in the past couple of years. I've always liked abstract paintings, but didn't really know why so I signed for a class several years ago about how to paint an abstract painting. Before that in a class I took at VCU in studio painting the teacher happened to be one who painted primarily in abstracts and she gave us a class lecture one day of an overview of the history. I was very intrigued by her work, too.
My own idea was that design had to be a big part of it. I kept a list of the elements and principles of design taped to my easel when I did my first big abstract. I figured that had to be a big part of it.
My next blog will be about what I learned in the class I took about abstract painting. I started a pinterest board with abstracts and have included the link
link to pinterest board Abstract
Update on marketing: In the last month I opened an ETSY shop. I've enjoyed learning about it. It does seem like a great option for selling your paintings. I stumbled across the ETSY mini which you see on the sidebar of this blog. If anyone knows how to make it fit within the column, I would love to hear it.
I added free shipping and a 25% off coupon in time for cyber Monday.