Ocean Abstraction


August 8, 2013 by mamie


Completed Date: 8/4/13

Medium: soft pastels

Description: Here we go again! This is my first of six pieces that will go toward my summer work for AP Art. Abstractions are always the hardest for me because it is such a risk to actually abstract something. You can never really plan it or imagine how it will look in the end. For me, though, my safe zone is zooming in on an object, work with exaggerated colors, and accentuating values and textures. Maybe one day, I’ll really play around with serious abstractions (especially when that art isn’t graded!). We’ll see…


3 thoughts on “Ocean Abstraction

  1. prewitt1970 says:

    It’s super beautiful, reminds me of the master artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
    Great job!!

  2. Mary says:

    Fabulous painting! I think you accomplished your goal, it’s fluid with wonderful lines to draw the eye and symbolizing the ocean with the luscious colors.

  3. mamiesmith says:

    Thank you so much to both of you! It really is encouraging to get such wonderful feedback.

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