Friday, September 7, 2012

PPF: Abstracting Nature

In the Ode to Nature class I have been taking, Week 4 was all about Creating Nature Inspired Artwork.  Alisa encouraged students to doodle and work in other abstract ways.  I am definitely NOT a doodler (although I've seen some wonderful examples of doodle artwork in the class flickr gallery, especially this one by Andy Lean). I was willing to try some of her other suggestions, though, and I came up with today's piece for Paint Party Friday. It's an art journal page based on the seed pods I featured in this post. I abstracted the shape a bit and went with unrealistic colors to create this art journal page.  I added a scripture quote which Abi added to her post here and which has really stuck with me since I read it. For other entries in Paint Party Friday, go to this link

32 comments:

Tracey Fletcher King said...

love love love that colour combination... the pop of blue makes it come alive ... xx

lessandragr said...

Very nice! And the verse is such a powerful one!

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous - truly inspiring, both the beauty and the words themselves.

humel said...

It's a fabulous Bible verse, I love it too :) And I love how you've presented it here! How big is the page? And is it in a journal, or is it loose so you can put it on display? x

Amy said...

I am really enjoying your PPF entries Rinda and this week's is particularly powerful - design, colour and verse.

Sian said...

" a sound mind" - there is a lot of power in those few words..

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation ~ very dynamic and great message ~ (A Creative Harbor)

laurie said...

the teal color in your painting pulls the piece together and makes the verse "sing" to the viewer - beautiful.

Mommy2CVC said...

This is beautiful Rinda! It reminds so much of a quote I refer to often, There is no problem that God and I can't handle together. My good friend has that on her license plate frame and I love to read it when I see her car or just to refer to it in my mind.

Terry said...

Ohh, I love this journal page and all the colors! The pop of blue is so striking! Have a great weekend!

Kokopelli said...

Fav color combo! Great job abstracting those seed pods. And thanks for sharing the Flickr pics. Such inspiration, as I'm more the dooler type of artist.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

LOVE this piece, Rinda. The colors and the sentiments are sweet for my soul this morning. {And thanks for thinking of my mom!}

Lynn Cohen said...

You made a terrific poster! I am drawn to these colors!!! It shouts it's message in a very lovely way.

HPPF!

Sadee Schilling said...

One of my very favorite scriptures!!!

soulbrush said...

Sounds like such a fun course to do. Thanks for your comment- will add you to my favourites too. Happy PPF

Christine said...

lovely art and quote!

NatashaMay said...

Great piece! Powerful message. :)

Karen said...

Both the scripture and the artwork are wonderful! I signed up for Alisa's Sketchbook Delight class. Thanks for the link.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your creations inspired by nature are lovely!! This journal page with the subject of the seeds is especially amazing!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Molly said...

i really like the unconventional colors-- it definitely gives the sense that you're ready for autumn! :-)

Carolyn Dube said...

I totally think you made the seed pods so much stronger with your style and color! Your pennants are fabulous- how cool that you are making that book!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful, Rinda! Those seed pods look actually pretty realistic. I understand why this scripture quote stuck with you - will happen to me as well. Alisa's class sounds really interesting!

carlarey said...

This class is really letting you stretch your art muscles. The seed pods are great. Don't you love how alien they can look sometimes?

Anne Rasilainen said...

Beautiful, unexceptional color combination and lovely concept! HPPF!

Jessica Sporn said...

That is a beautiful quote. How true. I love the colors you have used here.

Ayala Art said...

I love these color Rinda!

Andy said...

Just catching up this weekend and saw that you had linked my doodles to your blog. I am humbled that you feel other artists will enjoy seeing them.
You have a great colour combination Rinda, and the seedpod shapes look almost embryonic. Thanks, Andy.

Natasha said...

LOVE these colours, that golden yellow with the blue is beautiful.

aimee said...

Fab color combo! love the lettering too!

Giggles said...

I love this piece, the colors are fabulous together!! Powerful quote!! I feel so blessed to have a sound mind too!! Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs Giggles

Gloria said...

Love the seed pod idea.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I am late to the Paint party from last week but have had monitor problems and now I can see colors. I had to buy a new monitor. Lovely colors too. thanks for your comment on my blog.