After Kandinsky

I wanted to make a colorful background and populate it with linear icons, a vision of something between Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miró: line drawings standing  out against an alien landscape.

I chose lemon yellow as my key color with the idea of adding reddish earth tones and a dash of green here and there.

The only problem was, I didn’t have a very good idea of what my line drawings would be. My iconology is underdeveloped. Besides, I didn’t want the composition to look like the Rosetta Stone anyway.

I came up with a simple design that I like very much.

Watercolor: Abstract - Kandinsky-esque

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9″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

 

8 thoughts on “After Kandinsky

  1. The simple is good. I always try to start simple and sometimes when that fails I make it more complex and when sometimes that fails I turn to chaos and when that sometimes fails it becomes gibberish and wonderful learning experience.

    Nice work.

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    • I know what you mean, Joe. It is hard to stop sometimes. I took another look at some of Miro’s work. Some of his paintings are just chock full of icons. He must have had a method of placing them in his composition.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Jack

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