All through this year I have been so frustrated and when I have got like this I have just got the paint out and applied it with no thought of what I in producing, I have just picked colors that I like and using palate knives I have applied the paint onto the canvas with no thought of structure.
These three above were done when I got angry with my frustration, the outcome has been good and I feel it’s a way forward that I felt I didn’t have before. My tutor Robin Warne feels these works much better than the previous four, he said that the four-square ones he said that he felt they were to contrived, from this I thought he might mean that they didn’t allow the viewer to process what they thought the canvas might mean, of the other three, which the third is not finished, he felt they were more intuitive, they come from the inner self, soul or sprit. All three of the above canvas are almost an explosion of color. They are bright and uplifting, I did enjoy the action of painting them, I love the applying the color to the canvas with the pallet knives, the feel of the paint against the canvas as I push the colour across the canvas
I’ve changed the size of canvas I’m working on, from 2ft. sq. to 2ft. x 3ft. the paintings with the 2×2 canvas turn out to be symmetrical and too balanced, my aim is to paint without any cognitive thought, when I get in to painting a picture the picture always seems to paint its self, so by this process allows my in self or sprit to show its self.
I find Kandinsky’s work quite appealing, he plays with color and structure in a very pleasing way, it has a very abstract quality , he believed that the artist was able to convey what the inner self or sprit was seeing, and the colors used portrayed its soul, he had relealisd that colour affected the artists emotions and senses,
The above picture is a small study of how colour relates with each other, but this its self-become a art work.
Kandinsky was a synaesthete, i.e. he could ‘hear colours’ and ‘see sounds.’ As with music Kandinsky used colours like music when putting two colours together they would harmonise with each other so as he painted it was like he was writing a song, when looking at colours he could almost hear them, he felt that yellow had a crisp sound like a trumpet.
As colours have a effect on a emotional response Kandinsky thought that shape too could effect a emotional response, the square – calm feelings, the triangle -aggressive feelings and the circle – spiritual feelings.
It was around 1909 that Kandinsky began to paint with colour and shape, as he felt that these alone could represent art, and it was from this point in his life he began paint shapes and colour and this led to the beginning of the Abstract Art Movement
Kandinsky was one the leaders of the abstract art movement, he was inspired by Claude Monet’s work, when looking at Monet’s ‘Haystacks’ he had to look at the catalogue as he was very unsure of what he was looking at, he felt a confusion and interest when looking at it, as there was no deffernt image, but Monet’s use of colour impressed him and deffently haunted him.
So now heading in on a different path, and hoping inspiration and enthusiasm will make a appearance.