It’s taken me many years to come around to liking abstract art, mostly, I think, because I never really understood it. A few weeks ago I took a workshop in cubism and have been thoroughly drawn into the abstract world.
I thought it would be really interesting to share our abstract pieces here and give a brief explanation of the hows, whys and wherefores.
Cubism is a fascinating artform created firstly by drawing lines on the paper (in this case I drew 6 circles and two straight lines). The subject is drawn next - every time the subject meets one of the pre-drawn lines it jumps along the line. the resulting shapes are then painted in any colours you choose. See if you can follow the lines of my parakeet!