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Painting Challenge #5: Abstraction of an Old Master

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”

Week 5 - Deb

Week 5 - Deb - close up

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The Old Masters painting I used for inspiration is “Allegory of Fidelity” by the Italian artist Tintoretto:
TintorretoSee any resemblance?
Week 5 - DebYes, 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

“The Wait”
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
To locate the entire series you can search this blog for “Painting Challenge” or go to the main menu by clicking on the name of this blog & look under:
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