Monday, April 11, 2016

Loveseat Lettercard

Went up to Maine again on Friday with my travel art kit and a few postcard starts. The one I painted Friday started at home with a wash of bright reds. Also before leaving home, on a different day, I added two black "donuts"—a fitting motif because my dad does like a donut every now and then! On still another day, just had to add motifs using my new gizmo from the floor of the hardware store.

Friday afternoon, I sat on the loveseat in the little nook off the dining area wondering what the heck I was going to do with this start.

Eventually, I made a mark. And off I went.

I know I'll have further fun when others comment on what they see in this painting.

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

Humble beginnings:








8 comments:

  1. Another piece that glows....mmmmmmm. Also love the cascading movement from one side to the other.

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    1. Thanks, Corinna. That glowing red was very appealing to me also. Appreciate your responding to the cascading movement.

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  2. Omg, I love these colors! Looking forward to checking it out again after vacation. And no computer for a week!

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    1. Hi Laurie, thanks! These colors were singing a song to me, too. Have a grand vacation—where are you going? To pick up your puppy???

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  3. Hi Dotty,
    It is really nice that those donuts fall of the painting. It gives the impression that the actual painting is a lot bigger, that we as viewers just see a little bit.

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    1. Simone, thanks for your observation. Unlimited donuts that go on and on! I love that my little 4x5" postcard feels like a painting that is a lot bigger : )

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  4. I love the exotic feel Dotty. I love the meandering pathway, and the delicate, elegant details. Again I am reminded of an elegant Chinese dress. Rich to the touch.

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    1. Sheila, I just knew you were going to find words for this card—it felt exotic to me as I painted it. I kept thinking India, which surprised me because I have no connection to India nor am I particularly drawn to its fabrics and styles … except, maybe I am! Love your picking up on elegant details and rich to the touch : )

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