Covid Creativity: 12Oct2021

by Yvonne Callaway

As artists, we’re frequently encouraged to work in series. For my recent Abstrakt Thinking show I worked with geometric shapes: many, many, many dot works! Perhaps that created the need for angularity? Here are the first two of the Cornered series. (Notice, a few dots did sneak in!)

420 Cornered, Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16 inches

I enjoyed the mid-century look of this small piece, then challenged myself to work bigger, almost doubling the size.

421 Cornered II, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches

It wasn’t intended but I think this piece has a Kandinsky feel. (No dots!)

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  1. I don’t normally go for abstract painting but I like yours a lot. Love your use of color and shapes. My favorite is the first one. Thanks for sharing.


  2. The sharpness and “pointyness” of the first one works well with the few dots and dashes you slipped in to add sense of playfulness.And your placement of colours gives it a rich depth. I really like the second one best, though. The colours are so transparent and it has the look of an August summer passing into the warm shades of September. Probably not what your intent was, but that is how it makes me feel.


  3. Wow! Triangles- ooh! I love how these both simultaneously look like your work and kinda don’t. Beautiful abstracts that make me want to keep looking at them.


  4. Some Nicholas Wilton influence? He’s been doing shapes and lines recently. Particularly like the first one, how it’s all knitted together.


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