Corinne maakt

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Abstract sketches in color

I will be making abstract pieces for several days at least. I’ve cut hot press watercolor paper in a standard size to make these colored abstracts. I have two reasons to do these: (1) to make abstracts for their own sake, enjoy the making and see what comes; (2) to make sketches that will help me paint abstract paintings on a larger canvas.

May 2 abstract sketches, #245/365.  I started by just making marks in watercolor on four of these paper, to  create a space I could work on in more detail. I started four. And ended up with two I like. I could push the other two further, but I figured that time was up. I didn’t have a clear plan how many I would finish beforehand.I don’t know if I’ll take the same approach every day. We’ll see.

May2_abstract #1

Colored abstract #245.1 watercolor, Inktense pencils and oil pastel on watercolor paper

May2_abstract #2 WIP

Colored abstract #245.1 watercolor, Inktense pencils and oil pastel on watercolor paper

By the way, I remember doing this kind of thing – working on sketches on small papers – before, from a class in abstraction. I produced pieces that were very different. It will be interesting to see how this practice of making abstract sketches will work when I go on for several days – will the work be similar over time, or different?

 

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2 comments on “Abstract sketches in color

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado
    May 7, 2016

    Love the depth in the first, and the tropical feel of the second 🙂

    • corinnebekker
      May 8, 2016

      Thanks Sheila. It’s nice to hear what they ‘tell’ you.

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