This week’s painting challenge was to create an abstract using an Old Masters painting for inspiration. For reference we studied the work of the American abstract-expressionist painter Grace Hartigan. I’m happy to have learned about Grace for the first time – she is now one of my favourites.
This is my finished piece – “The Wait”
The Old Masters painting I used for inspiration is “Allegory of Fidelity” by the Italian artist Tintoretto:
See any resemblance?
Yes, I changed the dog into a bird…
That’s why abstract art is so much fun – you can just run with it.
© deb davies thorkelson | december 10th, 2014
15″ x 19″ mixed media on watercolour paper (watercolour, acrylic, ink)
This is #5 in a 7 Week Painting Challenge. For more, start at #1
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