A Different Kind Of Abstraction

So this week’s abstraction is entirely different from last weeks.  Funnily enough, I came across something in Singapore that made me take a second look and reminded  me of my paintings.
Here is a photo of one of the container ships in the port at Singapore.

Container ship

Container ship

And here are the Abstracts I was working on before I went away.

Colour Field 1

Colour Field 1

 

And then a little less defined…..

Colour field 2

Colour field 2

And lastly a combination of the two….

Colour field 3

Colour field 3

So these works are small paintings working with small blocks of colour. I was amazed when the pattern of the containers on the ship in Singapore caught my eye. Here it is below.

 

Abstracts Container ship abstract patterns

Container ship abstract patterns

I could see the similarities to my small paintings and ways in which I might now push those works further- a fascinating concept.  You never know when or where you are going to find inspiration to take your work further.  I had been feeling a bit stuck with these works, but now I have some new ideas to play with in improving them.

 

Next Thursday’s Post: Somewhere in the heart.

Next Monday’s Post: Visiting Meursault.

Posted By: Kadira Jennings