Exercise: Gestural Abstract Painting

Exercise: Gestural Abstract Painting
LA Highways (acrylic) by Polly Castor

LA Highways (acrylic) by Polly Castor

So many things here at camp are about movement. The wind moves on the water, and we move between meals and classes. The singers and the mime people are working on (and with) body movement, and so are the wire sculpture people. The print makers and the photographers probably have their own version. All of us artists are about moving thought.

In this exercise we were to get more of our body involved, moving it more as a way to move others. It was suggested as a warm up, but I went on to develop them as finished paintings. You can see them above and below.

 

In Reserve (acrylic) by Polly Castor

In Reserve (acrylic) by Polly Castor

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