Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PAINTING #6: Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge – Barnett Newman

I am taking part in Leslie Saeta’s “ Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge”.
I have chosen the NEW YORK SCHOOL as my theme.  CLICK HERE to learn more about it. I am creating a painting based on a quote of one of its member artists, not their technique.

Painting 6, I call it "Shifting":

When painters feel the need to make a shift toward self-discovery, they turn to black and white for a time. “

                                  ~ Barnett Newman, Member of the New York School

I don’t need an excuse to paint in black and white. Those two are my staples, like milk and bread. Simple but complex, it’s all in the eye of the beholder!

Barnett Newman (1905-1970) was an American artist, born in New York City. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters. His paintings are existential in tone and content, explicitly composed with the intention of communicating a sense of locality, presence, and contingency. 1

Concorde by Barnett Newman (1949)  

Sources and great reads:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_Newman
2. https://theartstack.com/artist/barnett-newman/about
3. https://www.artsy.net/artist/barnett-newman

I hope you will join in, you can jump in at any time. I'd love to see what you create!

As Leslie says, It's about getting in to the studio to try new things. It's about painting more often. It's about having fun and developing new habits!”

If you want to join in just visit her website where she explains everything! #30paintingsin30days

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