Abstracts

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Finished Painting – The Sculpture Garden II

The Sculpture Garden (Acrylic on canvas 41cm x 41cm). It’s developed from a small sketch made during a life drawing class. It’s part of a continuing series in which I’m exploring the use of abstracted flat coloured shapes to create the sense of form in space, in order to play with the contradictions of representing …

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MoMA Course Completed… “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Paintings”

I’ve just successfully completed the Museum of Modern Art‘s Course called “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Paintings“. It was presented by Corey d’Augustine whose relaxed, hands on approach together with his evident expertise provided a fantastic introduction to the Abstract Expressionist movement. It certainly caused me to think more deeply about their aims and objectives, …

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New Painting: Abstract South Stack Lighthouse

This is an attempt to try the Colour Field painting style of Mark Rothko and others. It’s actually a simplified landscape painting of South Stack Lighthouse, which is probably a contravention of the ‘subject/form free’ approach of the Abstract Expressionists. Incidentally, it’s also the first painting my wife has liked enough to put up in …

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