Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Righteous?

One of my friends, when she periodically catches herself being—how shall I put it?—a little less than perfect in a certain way, accuses herself with a hearty chuckle of savoring the deliciousness of being self-righteous.

Oh, but wait. I don't mean to talk about making righteous moves here; I mean to talk about making the right chess move!

This piece was totally fun to conceive of and bring to life. I wanted to highlight one of my brother-in-law's interests, play with abstraction, and come up with a colorful lighthearted birthday card.

Done.

Happy birthday, Kim!

Rightchess Move
3x3", acrylic, pencil, and ink on canvas paper
abstract
2016
[not for sale]







6 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Joje! It was great fun to create!

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  2. I love it Dotty. Awesome as an abstract. Love the little treasure pieces tossed in :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. This was a very enjoyable project for me—just the right balance of symmetry/tidiness and asymmetry/messiness.

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  3. Hi Dotty,

    Luddie is letting me have a break! So I'm checking out what my friends are up to. Lucky Kim...nice birthday card! Those little "buttons" or chess pieces are so characterful !

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    1. How much of your time is devoted to Luddie these days?

      Thanks for your comments. I had fun making little imaginary chess pieces on my imaginary chess board.

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