As abstract art is without a subject, the focus on composition, colour, shapes, textures and tones are important. Developing abstract work really helps to loosen up and becoming more creative. Try Louise's techniques using 3 different materials and consider colour combinations and style to the work.
- Put a mark / shape on a golden section (roughly a third)
- With a different material, place a thick line on another golden section
- With another material sign your name across the page, lengthening the signature, so it resembles less like a signature and twists across the page
- Respond to the work - does it need more marks / shapes to balance ? Turn the paper to work from another angle.
- Take a line for a walk from edge to edge, overlapping lines
- Regard the page again - if an image forms then change it so it is not recognisable.
- Using various materials start to pick out shapes that you wish to emphasise and continue to develop the work.
- Consider having some areas that have intense marks and others that can be left more open.