Thursday, January 19, 2012

THIS FROM THAT! DAY 4 BROMMER WORKSHOP

G.  BROMMER 5TH PAINTING ABSTRACT
This painting is heavily textured and very 3 D!  No special glasses required for viewing.  I decided I wanted to create an abstract where the focus was the texture.  Abstracts are not my strong suit so I opted for the easy cruciform composition.  This has lots of layers built up and some interesting additions like part of a chopped up credit card, an electronic's unit from some small item I found and foam letters.  I even stuck in the paper peel off backs from the letters.  I started out tearing up some life drawing rejects that were drawn on newsprint.  I remembered to photograph the start before the gesso was added but failed to photograph the gesso covered painting.  Below is the beginning stage.  Tomorrow we will have a critic after lunch and then pack up, so I will probably just get a start going.  The week has flown by, as always happen during an intense workshop experience.

G. BROMMER #5 PAINTING STAGE 1

9 comments:

Jay said...

love it.
especially the colors which are both soothing and energising...

anyway i wanted to invite you over to my blog for a little LINK UP PARTY called A LOVELY ONLINE ART GALLERY. where people all around the blogosphere get the chance to link up their art, be it a photo, a painting, a sculpture...
The party will take place every third thursday which was also yesterday.

so i would love to welcome you on my blog ARTANDLOVEANDME.BLOGSPOT.COM
and am excited to see all of your guys(es? ;)) art.

love
jay from Art & Love & Me
artandloveandme.blogspot.com

Mariela said...

Wonderful!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

These workshops always sound like so much fun! I always wish I could attend one but they end up being too expensive for me. Still, I enjoy them vicariously. Amazed at your ingenuity, Myrna, and I immediately saw a cross. Beautiful job thus far!

Barb Sailor said...

This is all totally amazing - I can't wait to try some of this.

Jo Murray said...

Wha gorgeous pieces. I'm inspired!

Joyfulartist said...

Really cool painting. I love the way you use "junk" and end up with such a unique work of art.

Michelle Himes said...

Oh, Myrna, this looks like such a fun workshop! I took Jerry's stained paper collage workshop a few years ago and loved it.

You have created some really interesting work in this workshop. My favorite is the black/gray portrait of the man, and my second favorite is this cruciform abstract. I'll bet the texture on these are just awesome in person. Thanks for sharing the workshop with us.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, With your love of putting interesting things together, I think you're a natural for abstract, non-objective art. This is wonderful!

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is a wonderful piece Myrna. I think abstract art like this looks so complicated and there's something about it I don't understand...but I really like it. You have inspired me to look into this a little more.

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