Saturday, May 14, 2016

Not a Start?

I had a black and white postcard start in Maine with me in addition to the colorful starts I worked on yesterday.

The b&w actually might not have been a start. I think it might already have been a finish.

But I started playing with the card … when I might have done better to leave it alone.

Oh, well. Too late.

When I got back home I picked up two bottles of fabric paint in my studio and felt free to mess about without a care. Stopped two minutes later.

So—went from a start that may in fact have been a finish, to a new start, to a new finish.

Postcard 26
4x5", acrylic and ink on manila stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]





8 comments:

  1. I'm not sure that I like this one. I see an angry, frowning face glaring at me!

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    1. Maybe I'll rotate it!

      I keep seeing a dinosaur skeleton/backbone—and now that I write that to you in particular, I'm remembering a day many moons ago when Mom and Mrs. Wolfert were planning to take you, me, and Betty (I think I have the right cast of characters) to the Metropolitan Museum of Natural History, but then you woke up that morning spiking a high fever with a kidney infection.

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  2. I see movement. Big, slow movement, as if it's a snail slowly making his way to the right. He's looking for something. He doesn't know what yet. But he will.
    Happy belated birthday again, Dotty!

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    1. Laurie, love the snail image. I can see the slug trails he's leaving in his path! Also love the looking-for-something metaphor. Thanks again for birthday wishes—I'm always happy to extend the birthday fun beyond one day!

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  3. I see a frown too. Maybe a froggy frown. Maybe he is just hungry. wondering what would happen if you add just a hint of color... somewhere.

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    1. A froggy frown—making me laugh! Love it. I considered a hint of color more than once. I'm curious: if YOU added a hint, what color? and where in the composition? Fun to think about.

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  4. Wow, love this one! I just want to move closer and interact with it. Love that it is b/w. Very cool, Dotty.

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    1. Corinna, thanks for your feedback. It was fun to do some b&w exploration. Glad you like it!

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