Friday, September 11, 2015

Yin and Yang

Hate to throw away unused paint left on my palette. Save the littlest bit.

Eventually end up with a crowded unwieldy mess.

Yes, mildew might have been known to grow on my stay-wet palette. More than once.

But!

That precious mess gives rise to apparently opposite or contrary forces that are actually complementary.

Had to refresh my palette today. Therefore, had to use that leftover paint.

More bookmarks!

Taped watercolor paper in place, opened the door wide to discovery and investigation, tried my wings with some fauvism, played with a matte knife, experimented with styles and ideas from other artists whose work has drawn my eye.

Yin and yang.

pigsty palette
pigsty of taped paper prayers
Paper Prayer 13
2x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
abstract
2015
[not for sale]

Paper Prayer 14
2x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
landscape
2015
[not for sale]

Paper Prayer 15
2x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
abstract landscape
2015
[not for sale]

Paper Prayer 16
2x6", acrylic on watercolor paper
abstract skyscape
2015
[not for sale]

6 comments:

  1. Numbers 15 and 16 are our favorites. Great job... as always!

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    1. Love that you weighed in with favorites! Eager for you to see them in person since my camera doesn't do them full justice.

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  2. 16 is my favorite, but I love them all ... these sure beat the crinkled library receipts I use as bookmarks!!

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    1. Another vote for 16—fun! I totally love that one but wasn't sure it would catch the eye of blog viewers since my iPhone didn't capture its color and texture as robustly as I would have liked.

      My words won't be able to capture the great fun of these bookmarks as robustly as I'd like either, but l want to report that I get such tremendous pleasure these days stepping into an art gallery every time I read.

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  3. Thanks, Sheila. They are way fun to paint and way fun to pair up with books!

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