Diebenkorn infatuation

Am madly in love with Diebenkorn at the moment  – love his late period geometric abstracts in soft California pastels.   I’m getting some paintings framed for exhibition in the Guildhall Gallery in Cardigan at the moment – see

https://smokingbrush.wordpress.com/author/glennart/

for some images of other exhibitors – but also working on my ‘bird in flight’ series.  I want to go past illustration in search of a more abstract approach:

Sunny striped puffin, oil on canvas

Sunny striped puffin, oil on canvas

and:

Sunny striped fulmar, oil on canvas

Sunny striped fulmar, oil on canvas

However the next is still a work in progress:

Across the Conwy Estuary, oil on canvas

Across the Conwy Estuary, oil on canvas

I have painted the bottom left hand quarter over and over, still not satisfied with it.  Now I look at it on the screen, I think I’ll also have another go at the top left hand quarter too.

You can see the Diebenkorn influence, his 10 rules for painting, given at:

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/diebenkorn-ten-rules

include:

2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves.

4. Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.

9. Tolerate chaos.

10. Be careful only in a perverse way.

I love these!  Especially the last one!  If only I had the talent of Diebenkorn, I’d be laughing!

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2 Responses to Diebenkorn infatuation

  1. Carol Wynne says:

    I really love the last one. Don’t think it needs more work. Xxx

  2. judithsamuel says:

    Aw thank you Carol. I really value your opinion. I love your colourful abstracts.

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