Abstract Skates

Abstract roller skates and ice skates painting by Rebecca Brogan at Drake University.


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ONFS, Acrylic on Canvas


Though still lifes are excellent for building one’s skills, I became quite weary of drawing skates for weeks and weeks in drawing class at Drake University. When they suddenly appeared in my painting class still life too, I couldn’t bear to do them in the same old realistic style anymore. A bit of personal rebellion, impatience and frustration pushed this painting into abstraction. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this new way of thinking, working and being stretched in my skills, as I regularly lean more towards realism than abstraction in my artwork. To my relief, my professor was also quite pleased.