ABSTRACTION FROM REALISM


On Monday my wife Val and I, visited Hollybank, a State Forestry Reserve not far from Launceston. I collected a variety of leaves for a class in Autumn Abstracts that I am conducting tomorrow week. I shall post more information concerning that class in future updates.

Today, I wanted to show how it is possible to create interesting abstracts out of an average Autumn leaf.

Firstly I scanned the leaf and in Photoshop I did a little tweaking which has resulted in the four examples shown.

I chose a loud palette to contrast with the look of the original.

Which one do you prefer?

I would like to see each of these as two metre square paintings. I think they would look quite spectacular.

Richard

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artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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1 Response to ABSTRACTION FROM REALISM

  1. daliana says:

    The second one is like an abstract of our flag, Romanian flag: red, yellow and blue, or the interpretation of main elements: earth, water and fire…

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