November 29th Colour Art


Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is today’s inspiration.

Calder is perhaps best known for his mobile designs, but he also made many paintings using gouache – similar to poster paints. He started off producing paintings of animals in the 1920’s, but by the 1930’s his designs had become much more abstract.

He reproduced many of these abstract paintings as lithographic prints, like the one you will see below this post; this is just a small section of a much larger print – I haven’t reproduced in its entirety for copyright reasons.

As previously, my finished piece reflects some of the style of the print, while being far removed from an actual copy.

I had intended to create something much nearer the design of the original, but felt inspired to go off on a tangent. What do you think of the result?

Thanks for reading.


A section from one of Calder’s lithographic prints.


My finished picture, inspired by Calder.




About Katie Hamer

I am a writer, an artist, a photographer, philosopher, interior designer, listener, and explorer.
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