Work in progress, developed from a rock pattern from the Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania.

Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastel Board.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of conducting a painting workshop as part of the Launceston Art Society’s annual workshop program. This was the third in a series of classes devoted to abstract painting. What a great day! Over the next week I shall post and discuss examples of some of the work produced. I will be conducting two more classes, one in September, the other in November.

Teaching abstract thinking to a group of ‘traditional’ painters sounds challenging, but it wasn’t. I have found in all three sessions to date that everyone was prepared to listen, discuss and try new ways of thinking.

What are your thoughts on abstract art?

Today’s image comes from a natural pattern as does all my abstract art. One doesn’t see much abstract coloured pencil work about and this is a pity as there is much potential for the pencil artist in this form of expression.



About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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