Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Abstract Photo & Summer of Color - Week of 6/23/14: "Homage to Geometry"

NF Photography asks us to post an Abstract Photo that already appears to be abstract or one that we have manipulated into an abstraction.

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"
Original photo:
These stairs lead to the Scaife
Galleries at Pittsburgh's
Carnegie Museum of Art.


Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the summer of color version of this. So creative.

Virginia said...

Oh wow that's really fabulous

sue :) said...

Love your abstract piece this week. It is amazing that in abstact pieces each individual can see and interpret what they imagine the subject to be. Super piece.

Victoria said...

Beautiful and brilliant work! Visually stunning and meditative too..like a dream journey unfolding.
Happy SOC, and thanks for visiting mine!

Deborah Weber said...

This is great - and I enjoyed you explanation of your process as well.

kat said...

What an incredibly interesting composition! You've worked the colours in great, this piece dazzles the eyes, fabulous work!

joy said...

I am so intrigued by this digital abstract art!! Very pretty and very interesting!!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

This abstract looks great in this weeks colours.

gma said...

Fantastic! Love these.

Kristin said...


sheila 77 said...

I love the original photograph and your two abstracts from it, and how clever to turn the first into the SOC colours. I've been reading your Abstract lessons, all very interesting indeed.

Andrea Priebe said...

I love how you take the simplest things and work them into many levels of complexity ... soft and simple with great depth. Your work facinates me and thank you for you definitions of abstract forms ... hadn't thought much about it, but what you say is so true. Very nice post.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post.
All the best!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Mind bending and cool....http://lauriekazmierczak.com/gathered-flotsam/

NatureFootstep said...

from these two I prefere the second one. It is a bit more calm then the first.

Ritva said...

Creative , absolutely lovely, well thought out abstracts.

TwinkleToes2day said...

WoW! What a feast for the colour starved! Ecellent work :o))

lorik said...

Your art is beautiful - love the composition, colour and use of perspective. thanks for visiting me too:)

Julie Huston said...

You are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday (it does not need to be feline related):

Caz said...

Oh wow this is awesome!! I love how you put the colours together!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness. I just love the way you use photography! I love all of your pieces and just want to stare at their beauty! Thank you for sharing this with all of us at SOC!

brenda lee said...

Such an interesting and creative way to use this week's colors!

Cindy McMath said...

Your work is so beautiful and mysterious (as in it is a complete mystery to me how it's done!). Really gorgeous use of this weeks colours.

CJ said...

If you left a comment here, I tried to view your work. If I didn't, there are several reasons:

I don't have a Facebook account or a Google account.

Cindy M. ---When I went to your blog, the blue bar would go across the url at the top of my page, but would never quite connect. I could see your header, but not the page's content. I tried the blog address, not the specific post and that didn't work either. I tried at least 6 times, but it wouldn't go through.

For a few, I may have just missed you while trying to keep up with comments from several posts at a time.

However, I do appreciate everyone's comments. And want to thank you for stopping by.