Friday, February 21, 2014

Interpretations of Lee Krasner's Blue Stone


Watered Rocks I, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014
 Doing this project reminded me of how fun and freeing it is to just let go and paint. While painting, I thought of Lee Krasner and her life on Long Island with Pollack, being out in the countryside, exploring, finding inspiration in simple things.
Watered Rocks II, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Watered Rocks III, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Watered Rocks IV, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Travelling in Blue Stone


If Lee Krasner's Blue Stone were a place, it would be......





Macau is a jumble of cultures and buildings with everything built organically. It seems that city planning was not a priority! It reminds me of Blue Stone because it's a mess of architecture, plant life, hanging laundry, and, now, casinos. The city was built and created as peoples' needs came about; it was automatic, a gesture. I see that as a comparison to Krasner's abstract expressionist work, automatic and gestural.





Monday, February 17, 2014

Lee Krasner's Blue Stone



Ipad rendering of Lee Krasner's Blue Stone
Lee Krasner is so amazing. She was a strong woman who had a turbulent marriage with the powerful artist, Jackson Pollock and she didn't let that take over her work. Of course she was very influenced by her husband, but her work is still very individual and all her own. A true Abstract Expressionist, Krasner's gestural works are so dramatic and emotional. She worked in paint, on paper, and with collage. The above piece is a lithograph.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Interpretations of O'Keeffe's It was Yellow and Pink

Gold Line, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Drops of Pink, pastel, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Carved Landscape, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Indian Yellow, watercolor, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Indian Drop, pastel, copyright Nina Leung, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Living in O'Keeffe's It was Yellow and Pink

Living in O'Keeffe's It was Yellow and Pink



Drum shade lighting / Hand woven rug / Zara Home jacquard blanket / Mitchell Gold Bob Williams burl bowl / Fragrance candle, $165 / Plain mirror, $96 / Stray Dog Designs hand crafted furniture

I couldn't help but go more with the India theme on this one. Rajasthan is such a culturally rich place with heavy aesthetics. I had to go with it. O'Keeffe's painting could have been influenced by India if O'Keeffe had gone there herself. I like to imagine what would have happened in her work if she had. She was very influenced by her surroundings. If she did travel there India, I think she would have been bombarded and possibly overcome.

Though the painting It was Yellow and Pink is abstract and simple, it has a richness that is very Indian. I see all of these items in a small sitting room. The colors are a bit overwhelming, but, like the painting, they work nicely together.