Sunday, May 17, 2015
Abstract Painting - Last of the Keepers
Size: 14 by 11 inches
This piece was inspired by Sazed from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn: Hero of Ages. The color scheme I went for was white, purple, and brown. I used several new techniques to try and capture the right texture for this, including using string to move the paint around and using an old bottle cap to scratch at the paint.
Painting this piece was pretty fun to do, simply because there's no expected levels of realism to uphold when you do an abstract painting. It becomes painting for the sake of painting, rather than painting for the sake of creating an accurate, realistic picture of the world. Rather than worry about how many more hours I needed to make it look good, I could debate the purpose of each layer and whether or not I wanted another.
I like how it came out, largely purple with so much white breaking through. I feel that it captured Sazed's feelings of guilt and conflicting emotions in an interesting way.