Sunday, June 23, 2013

'myra anderson - in search of figurative expressionism #2 "big red"' and expressionist cynthia packard . . .

'big red' by myra anderson 9x12 acrylic on watercolor paper
Another thing about expressionism is that it seems to be slightly less about line and form - and slightly more about color - that is - whether vibrant or muted - the emotion of color.  When you look at the painting by Cynthia Packard (below) might your first or second thought be 'hot pink with a little streak of orange and a little touch of green makes me feel happy?'
step one


step 2

good expressionist start - then oops!

In my painting of 'big red - the girl with the red umbrella' I managed to go a little beyond expressionism and exit onto that road called impressionism.  But that gives me a chance to dance the dance with paint another day.  After I watched this video by Cynthia Packard I filled in the form of my next umbrella girl using my fingers - no brush - I'll show you next time. . .
'pink dress' by cynthia packard

5 comments:

Barbara Roth said...

I like the girl with the red umbrella and you did an amazing job painting with your fingers!

Lisa Graham Art said...

It's interesting to consider the difference in expressionism and impressionism. You can easily do both. She is lovely. Puts me in the mood to paint an umbrella. I just might one day.

hmuxo said...

Love the girl with the red umbrella!
nice vibrant colors.....

wanda miller said...

myra, you ASTOUND me with your wealth in explorations and doing it so MARVELOUSLY, and BEAUTEOUS all!

wanda miller said...

you ASTOUND me myra, with your explorations and STUNNING work!