Monday, November 18, 2013

Painting the same subject more than once.

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. 


  1. These are fantastic, Carol! I especially like the first one!

  2. I like your first one a lot, Carol, but the second one sings to my love of color!

  3. Love your boat paintings and especially the looseness you have accomplished. Of course, the colors are great!