Watermelons are one of my favourite fruits. Therefore, I decided I would like to paint a watermelon, but I wanted it to be abstract. So I decided to paint a deconstructed watermelon. Deconstructed art has surfaced since the 1970’s where an object is taken out of its original form, but is still recognisable. It is interesting to view at and it is edgy. Creating a very modern look when hung onto a wall.
The painting consists out of 2D shapes. A coral circle which resembles the watermelon’s flesh. The half circle painted in a greenish colour resembles the peel of the watermelon. I’ve used the drip technique when painting the peel of the watermelon. The drip technique is a technique where I mix the oil paint with linseed oil and other mixing mediums and pouring the mixture on to the canvas. The mixture drips off the canvas creating lines and loops. Only when one stand close to the painting the dripped lines will become visible.