I like to take Laurie Wonfor Nolan's class at the DVSA because she drags me outside of my box. I have never been a big fan of abstract art but I am beginning to appreciate it more and the process of creating a great abstract piece is, in my mind, far more difficult than painting a landscape or a portrait.
After years of attempting to paint impressionistic landscapes is it time for me to start painting abstract pieces? We were told by Laurie to think of a place and of how it impacted us and paint that. We were to use colours and shapes that represented the place and how we felt about it but we were absolutely not to paint a landscape.
This is my finished painting. It is 30" X 24" which is huge for me. There are multiple layers to this because of the many changes that it went through. Laurie was excited because she finally got me to paint something that wasn't a recognizable landscape. I chuckled and rotated it counter clockwise until it was horizontal.