At last, my PowerPoint on Abstraction has been recorded by one of the groups that have hosted it on Zoom. This is especially great, for now you blog readers can see it too!
This version of the talk was sponsored by the wonderful folks in the Pastel Society of Maine. There were 50 people there, which they were pleased with since it is about double their usual attendance. This offering was part of their “Wine and Watch” series, and I’m honored to be asked to be part of this series, which includes monthly offerings from some of the best pastellists in the country.
At the beginning of the video there is some group info, and a short wine segment, and then a whole lot of me explaining abstract art, followed by questions. (My blooper was that in my painting House By the Bay, I said the bay was on the middle left, when it is actually on the middle right. Oh well– not perfect– but it is still good.)
This version of the talk highlights only my pastel work, because of the nature of the group sponsoring it. There are other versions of this talk available for your groups as well: one that highlights a variety of media, and another that connects spirituality and art. Both those other versions share some of the same bulk of explanation that you’ll get here.
This video is long, so settle in, and I’ll inundate you with ideas and images. Hopefully it will teach you to understand and appreciate abstract art in new, fresh ways.
Let me know what you think!