Friday, January 13, 2017

A Few Sketches and a Hopper

Some serious readings on art, some serious sketches and some serious pondering, all for fun is what I like when I work. I just started reading on Edward Hopper, one of my favourites. I love his eerie push and pull of light and shade, enigmatic characters all aloof from their normal surroundings becoming somewhat extraordinary, quirky perspective defining space and its relation to the characters as if reminding a hidden sense of humour somewhere in one of those nook and corners; perhaps suggesting an approaching decadence while one is possibly being a little too absorbed in one's own thoughts. I am no art critic, just an art lover and so this is entirely my personal view.

A trial of Hopper's work - not an exact replica, yet I wanted to try...a practice.


A few charcoal sketches





I am seriously looking into figurative now, getting as much practice as possible. I used to be more drawn towards abstracts when painting as there is a natural flow when creating, while figurative needs more planning. It demands to be organized. I like to let go and let flow, being intuitive which is appropriate with abstracts. And yet sometimes that too needs some planning when you are creating particularly for an exhibit and if you are considering a series. My series exhibited in last October did have elements of figurative in it though. It was then that I became more interested in doing figurative works.

So what are you interested in abstracts or figurative?  Which do you enjoy more (even if not as an artist, as a viewer)?


Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Deepa, I enjoy seeing your paintings. The Hopper trial painting is beautiful, it's interesting to try different styles. I did the same with Frederick McCubbin and was amazed at what is needed.
Your figurative works are strong and assured, I can see how you enjoy drawing them.
Happy PPF, cheerio for now :D)

Lorraine said...

great hopper and charcoal sketches

Linda Kunsman said...

your pieces are just beautiful Deepa. Love the Hopper painting!

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Fabulous portraits! Love the one with the cloth over the heads.

DVArtist said...

Very nice replica of Hopper. The portraits are impressive. Well done.

Tracy said...

Nice charcoal work. Not a medium I enjoy to work with. As for abstract or figurative? Both, depending on my mood :)

Giggles said...

Nice replica! Lovely charcoals. You seem off to a wonderful New Year!!
Good job!

Hugs Giggles

Christine said...

enjoyed your art today, thanks for the intro to Hopper.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely and creative art work ~ wonderful portrait sketches ~ well done ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^