Monday, June 14, 2010

Arrested by Art


16x20 oil on linen

My final version. Comments were about half and half on the floor... but I felt like it needed to be darker. It is true to my initial "wow" reaction to the scene. A very kind follower gave me the info on the painting too. It is "Black & White" by Franz Kline. Part of his decade+ long series of them... so who knows where this one falls in the line.

As a side note, I would own this piece or such like it. I love abstract art - the action paintings or the color fields. Its so expressive, duh. I think also that its is actually difficult to create and something so very far from what I do that I would rather own it, than representational works. I can DO those... I can't do this. Probably has to do with being too miserly with paint. And too much of a perfectionista.

TOMORROW - Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge paintings!!

7 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

great .
this Kline is better than the original .

Charlene Brown said...

I didn't see your previous post until just now, but agree -- yes, the dark floor is exactly as it should be. I found it interesting that an outstanding representational painter would consider herself unable to do as well painting abstracts! You know, there are those who think abstracts are only produced by people who can't draw 'properly' and have to do abstracts instead.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Interesting post. I think Kline's work looks wonderful in your painting. I can see what you mean about appreciating the polar opposite of your own style. But I wonder why you say you can't do it? Ever tried? It may be in your future....... :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Aptly named. After all when one is arrested it's usually by an officer in what has been known as a "black and white." Love the final with the darker floor.

Karen Wall Garrison said...

Love this one, Robin! And the title is great!

Linda Popple said...

Very nice, Robin!! Great title, too.

DJ said...

I love this painting !!
The title is wonderful and makes me chuckle out loud.
Yes, I'm more of an abstract painter myself, but your work is great.
Thanks for sharing.

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