My granddaughter Lola loves to do “scribble scrabble,” defined as “when a person, usually a child, scribbles all over a sheet of paper randomly.”
In my last email I talked about some famous abstract artists, and how they expressed human emotion.
Joan Mitchel, one of the leading Abstract Expressionists, said: “I want to paint the feeling of a space. It’s feeling your existence. Painting is a means of feeling ‘living.’”
In my painting Blue Sonata, Lola was intrigued by the layered lines that seemed to float on top of each other.
She kept asking if she could touch them. I was happy to let her trace the lines over and over again with her finger.
You might be wondering, “What exactly goes into creating an abstract painting?”
Here is my process. Of course, this is MY process, and every artist has her own. But in case you’re interested:
By the time I’m finished, most of my paintings have at least 7 layers of marks and colors. Most are completely different from where they started, with a few original elements peeking through.
Check out the layers of depth in some of these paintings: www.LyndaGoldmanFineArt.com/Collections
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