Thursday, January 28, 2016


Last week was great and now we look to make abstract painting constructions from our cumulated drawings and paintings.  We will use De Kooning as a model for expressive painting in all-over style construction from collaging these pictures in a process each make individual to their style.

Notice the tacks holding pieces down in the painting.  We can use glue (white pva based such as Elmer's works), acrylic medium or tacks ourselves.  It may work well to work on cardboard if you are going to collage and paint together with tacks.  You can also use these as collages to work from to draft the direction of your painting.

Willem De Kooning, Collage, 1950

Willem de Kooning, Gansevoort Street, 1949

Willem De Kooning, Study for Woman


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