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02-02-2015, 01:50 AM
Play with pure colour: primaries and secondaries.
Explore 'Orphism'.
The work of the Delauneys and Paul Klee.

'Robert Delaunay (12 April 1885 25 October 1941) was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. His key influence related to bold use of colour, and a clear love of experimentation of both depth and tone.'

From Wikipedia




1. Copy a work by Klee or Delauney

2. paint a colour wheel

3. paint your own take on orphism

4. abstract or semi-realistic imagery, or any other...

But mainly have fun exploring colour hues!!


02-02-2015, 11:39 AM
Thanks June - I'm just realizing another month has passed, AAACK! This looks inviting and creative exploration.

02-10-2015, 12:24 PM
this looks very interesting...I am terrible with colour...but, ive always wanted to do an abstract...nows my chance...tyree :wave:

02-16-2015, 07:00 AM
I did a copy in acrylics of one of Robert Delaunay;s paintings: Disc, 1912.

Here it is:


Its on cardstock, 12 by 12 ins..but the disc is about 8 or 9 ins in diam.

Interesting to see how he contrasts dark and light, bright and dullish tones.:wave:


02-17-2015, 01:45 PM
wow, this is really intense!!