For six weeks beginning in June, Summer of Color gives us a color scheme to use in our art work. Week 3's colors are lavender, gray, and plum. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MY SUMMER OF COLOR VERSION.
Abstract art can be representational (also referred to as objective abstraction) which includes images of recognizable/identifiable objects that are presented in a way that objects no longer look realistic.
Non-representational (or non-objective) abstracts are not meant to represent any real objects. However, because of the nature of abstraction and the mind's desire to make sense of things, we often think they resemble certain objects. However, what one person sees in a non-representational abstraction may differ from what another sees in it.
Even though I almost always begin creating my digital abstract images from my own photographs of real objects, sometimes I end up with a non-representational image and sometimes I end up with a representational one. In my attempt to make this one non-representational, I turned the one recognizable thing ---the stairs ---sideways.
|"Homage to Geometry"|
In this image, I scaled, rotated, overlapped
and/or changed colors on various parts.
I created a formal balance by making the left and right halves the
same, although the right is rotated 180º from the left.
(See original photo below.)
|Summer of Color version|
using Week 3's colors: lavender, gray and plum.
|"Homage to Minimalism"|
These stairs lead to the Scaife
Galleries at Pittsburgh's
Carnegie Museum of Art.