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″