The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 158: Abstracting with Emotion

December 26th, 2020  •  39 mins 25 secs  •  Download (55 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Abstract artists are sometimes stereotyped as uninhibited people who slap paint down in direct response to strong emotion. But this idea is far from true and accurate. While many abstract painters do aim to express emotion and mood, their approaches vary widely --from spontaneous to highly controlled. And even the most intuitive artists need to thoughtfully consider their use of the visual elements and design principles. Today we will look at painting abstractly as an expression of emotion, mood, remembrance, or other states of mind.