Sean Scully (born 30 June 1945) is one of the foremost abstract artists alive today. I have been enthralled with his geometric paintings since the early 90's when I was in graduate school. His paintings call up so many ideas. They could be stones stacked on walls, old plank buildings, aerial views of modern cities, or windows and doors. Or, they could be nothing at all, just beautiful shades of colorful rectangles balanced on a picture plane. To me, that is really what they are. I see them as quiet introspective moments. Perhaps, haikus of color.
Below is a great article that I found onBlainshouthern.com. It is worth a look and a read.
Recently, I have been trying to work a little more in my sketchbook. I have been really busy with my students as well as with illustrating a children's book, so finding some time to make my abstract paintings has been limited. However, I have been getting at it here and there, and this is what I have come up with. They are sort of abstract poems and are usually based on specific places and landscapes.
For this book, I am working on handmade cotton watercolor paper in a leatherbound book. I have been using watercolor exclusively and work in a very free flowing and intuitive manner. Some come out better than others, but each represents a moment in time.
Author: Bruce Black
Welcome to Life Reimagined! I am a professional artist and long time art teacher, over twenty-two years teaching and still going! I have painted all my life and love to inspire others to reach their creative potential. I hope this blog brings you inspiration!