Tuesday, April 29, 2008

INSPIRED!



They are painting the outside of our house today and the paint smell was giving me a headache, so I stayed away for much of the day. I was anxious to start painting after being inspired by all that great art in New York, so I came back in the afternoon and started work on this little abstract. I have posted the original photo I shot from the window of the Museum of Modern Art. They were doing some reconstruction on a building across the street and I thought it might make an interesting abstract painting. When you are in the MoMA everything starts looking like a potential abstract painting! I normally do not attempt this type of painting as I never know when I am finished. I plan to add some lines to this and maybe lift out some additional light shapes. I might collage some small pieces into it. Sometimes you have to let an image marinate for awhile and then go back and work on it. So far I like what is happening.

Tonight I went with a friend who was speaking to a college class studying interior design about her business of Art Representation. She works with local designers in placing art work in client's homes and businesses. I talked a little about the latest innovations in watercolor and how it can be put on canvas without glass. It made for a long day, so I didn't get my slide show of interesting people of New York made. Hopefully, I will get it done tomorrow.

11 comments:

Nava said...

"Sometimes you have to let an image marinate for awhile" - I like this description.

And - this is a wonderful piece!! I know you seldom do non-objective work, but this is a great way to go for it.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

I like your abstract piece and thought it interesting to show it next to the photo of your house being painted; expressive!

mary Crowell said...

I loved the abstract, especially the textures and color, you continue to amaze me!

Ambara said...

I am not big on abstract but this kind of abstract I love. I get very inspired by your ideas but I always wonder Myrna what drives you?

Myrna Wacknov said...

Curiosity and having adventures with art materials. I have been privileged to play my whole life. I read a neat quote today "What age would you be if you didn't know what age you are?" Answer 10!

sunny said...

I have to admire you to turn an ugly construction site into such a wonderful abstract.

laura said...

Wow! This is spectacular--a great idea and a greater painting. I have to log off and run to my window to see what I can abstract from it! Very inspiring; thanks!!!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

this is terrific! love to see the photo and the results next to each other! eBeth

RHCarpenter said...

I'm catching up on some of my favorite blogs since being gone a while - and I had to say how much I like this work - you've made it very visually interesting and entertaining (much more so than the photo although I can see the reference in your finished work). Great stuff!

Cynthia said...

This is a fantastic abstract...so exciting and I love your color studies you have been showing.
so inspiring.

liz hill said...

you have the best blog on the net. Always check it and never disappointed...you rock.

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