Colours and forms

Abstract forms

Abstract painting. Markers and coloured pencils. Ulla Hennig July 2012

I tried out two things with this piece:

  1. Doing an abstract painting with markers and coloured pencils and
  2. Using watercolour paper with markers

This is not my first abstract painting. I did one with watercolour pencils (wet) which you can see here. Painting in an abstract way is still an adventure for me, especially because I still feel kind of unsure about which colours to use next to which ones. I must admit I hated colour theory when we did it at school, and although I don’t hate it anymore I still prefer to use colours not according to some theory but according to my spontaneous imagination.

Regarding the paper I had been using drawing paper or board all the way long up to now with markers, and it seemed okay to me. However I’ve still got some watercolour paper left, so I wanted to have a go with it. I must say that I am quite pleased with the result. Of course there is some bleeding outside the lines. I could have removed the spots in photoshop, but I decided to do that when I use the painting for a design on Zazzle – which I am not certain of as yet.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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