My Zazzle Store
I am now selling merchandise such as T-shirts, iPhone cases, Coffee Mugs, Postcards and more at my online Zazzle “marcoimage” store. My store features imagery of many of my abstract paintings and designs with subjects such as music, nature, sports and the human figure. Stop on by for a visit!
Featured this week is an abstract watercolor painting titled “Gentle”. This stylized abstract continues David’s exploration into figural contours. In contour painting, there is an emphasis by the artist to render a subject using only lines that describe the outer borders of the subject while neglecting the inner details. In this case – the subject, a nude female figure with her back turned to the viewer, is further rendered with solid-colored geometric shapes, stylized calligraphic curves and interior gradations and patterns. Each of these techniques enhance the overall form, depth, and sensuality of the figure.
David Ralph, founder and owner of the imaging and conceptual company Marco Image & Concept, is a contemporary artist and illustrator who lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.
About ten years ago, David had a vision to create a series of abstract watercolor paintings that explored the female figure through curve, line, and a composition of varying shapes of color, value, and pattern. This exploration led to a distinctive style that has shaped David’s unique brand of painting and illustration since.
In trying to describe and categorize his style of art, David Ralph has coined the term “Geoformism”. According to David, Geoformism is defined as a style of contemporary abstract art that focuses on the form of a subject (or object) and its underlying geometric essence. It contains elements of both geometric abstraction and figurative realism.
Today, David continues to create abstract compositions of the female figure as well as other themes of interest such as nature, music, people and sports. View David’s artist website at http://david-ralph.artistwebsites.com/.