Thursday, March 17, 2016

Simple Pleasures

Today, back to the simplicity and pleasure of a portable studio kit filled with nothing more than some pens, my wax pastels, and a couple of postcard starts.

I sit on the loveseat in the dining nook at my dad's house in Maine with sister Marjorie and rustle up a little postcard.

Done!

Postcard 19
4x5", acrylic and ink on manila stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

6 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity and the cross form. Great composition, in the way that there are lots of "resting places" for the eye as it keeps traveling right to that focal point with all the criss crosses. Nice, Dotty!

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    1. Laurie, sweet! I intentionally attended to simplicity, cruciform composition, and resting places in this piece—and I am so happy for your feedback which touched on all those elements!

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  2. My first association is something with ribbons, hand made needlework ... weaving.
    I like it!

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    1. Simone, I love hearing this association, especially since it is different from what I see here and also since I love ribbons, hand made needlework, and weaving. Thank you for your comments.

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  3. I love the palette, the duplicate forms, the circles and tick marks...white space and rough edges. I can also see a landscape in this. Distant trees on snow covered mountains, or maybe they are just shrouded in a morning fog. I think "entwined".

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    1. Sheila, thank you for sharing your impressions. I appreciate your feedback re duplicate forms, circles, tick marks, white space, and rough edges. And I LOVE that you see landscape; in fact, I was waiting to see if you would comment and to see if you'd see landscape—I just had a feeling you would. It wasn't until after I'd posted that I suddenly saw landscape, and I was wondering if anyone else would … and you did! Love the word "entwined" with this painting : )

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