I do enjoy drawing people and things and animals. Looking at something and translating in onto paper. Yesterday though, I was itchin to create and didn’t feel like drawing what I saw. I just felt like playing. So, inspired by an art-lesson that I came across on Pinterest, I played with my oil pastels. I played with color.
The lesson is inspired by Mark Rothko and his color field paintings, such as ..
I wanted to get out of my rut, so I got out of my sketchbook and into my recycling bin. I found a little piece of cardboard ..
Turned it over, and created some fields of color of my own using oil pastels.
It was so very refreshing and fun. I want to do this more.
To play with color.
To not have it need to look like anything.
It also helped that Ryan was watching a Sigur Ros DVD in the other room.
You gotta have balance in your life, you know? Realism and non-representational. Oh, and speaking of — this wouldn’t really be called “abstract” art. People misuse that term a lot. To abstract something means to break it down to its basic parts (like an abstract to an article). There still is a subject to the abstract artwork, though oftentimes it is so abstracted that is it unrecognizable. My little piece would be more accurately called “non-representational.” There is no subject. I didn’t abstract anything. I just colored color. If I was trying to represent a sunset or something, then I would call it abstract.
It can be confusing, I know. But that was just a little something for ya. You can throw it out at parties.