the other night i watched a film for an art history class
called joan mitchell: portrait of an abstract painter.
it was originally a source for paper i have to write,
but i became so inspired while watching i wanted to leave my comfy bed and go to the studio.
at 9 o’clock at night!
i haven’t had that feeling in a very long time!
i didn’t go to the studio that night,
but i went in the next morning ready to work.
and with color!
as you have seen i have been working with mostly black and white for the last few months,
and after seeing joan mitchell’s magnificent color i had to get my hands on it!
this is the piece that really inspired me.
i love the contrast of purple and yellow and orange
and wanted to try out those colors myself.
here is my version so far:
i haven’t finished quite yet but this is how it’s coming along.
it will look much better once it’s complete and off of the floor!
i highly recommend the film and if you like abstract art at all i think you’ll like it.
to see a trailer you can click here and it will take you to amazon.com.
sadly, i couldn’t find it anywhere for free,
but you can rent it for $3 on amazon.