Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Art Every Day Month - November 20

16-Block Exercise Based on a Painting by Paul Klee







When I was a student, I was given an assignment to study the work of an artist of my choice. I had to demonstrate my familiarity with the work of this artist by presenting a written report, accompanied by an entirely original visual composition done in the style of that artist. The artist I chose back then was Paul Klee.

When I was figuring out what I could do with the 16-block format I have assigned myself for AEDM this month, I was reminded of Klee's much-reproduced painting, Senecio. This painting was crying out to be chopped up into 16 blocks! So I set in to do the interpretation.

And with some adjustment in proportions, it worked. Although the original painting is in oil, the watercolor techniques I am using worked reasonably well, too. I stepped back from the 16-block arrangement pleased with today's results.



6 comments:

lisasartjournal said...

I LOVE that! Nice interpretation!
Lisa

Mavis said...

Thanks, Lisa! It was fun to do problem solving with the watercolor paints, and see how they responded.

Sharon said...

Really cool! I love it.

tortagialla said...

Very cool interpretation - great job!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

This is gorgeous! It works wonderfully!

Mavis said...

Thanks Sharon, Linda and Julie... It's great to know you folks are enjoying the experimentation I'm doing with these 16-block arrangements!
Thank you for your comments!

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