Tag: still life

Three time’s the charm


In my abstract painting class, the assignment was to paint an abstracted view of the inside of my home.  I chose the round glass lamps over my dining room as my subject.  Every week, I was to push myself further, taking greater risks and abstracting the scene even more.  Below is a photograph of my subject and the three progressive paintings I created using this photo as a starting point.  I think my work got better and more layered and complex as the weeks went on.  This is the value of working on a series, growing and improving the more familiar I became with the scene.  I even incorporated the dining room screen into the last version.


Bubble Lamps, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 16″


Creek Bed #1, acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 12″


Creek Bed #2, acrylic on panel, 12″ x 16″

More Abstraction

I’m continuing to explore making abstract art through my class at the Academy of Art University.  This assignment was to make an abstract painting using the interior of your home.  I choose to paint the corner of my living room with some beautiful glass vases.  I labeled the painting Glass Skyscapers as it reminds me of the New York City skyline.  I have not used oils in a while and I love the creamy feel of the paint and the ease of blending the colors.


Glass Skyscapers, Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 16″

Melting Glass

I am taking my last class, Abstract and Interpretation, at the Academy of Art University before presenting for my Masters in Fine Art.  I’ve always struggled when it comes to abstraction so this is the perfect class to teach me to loosen up.  Here’s my first assignment, a back and white abstraction of a simple glass still life.  The painting looks like the glass is melting.