Friday, September 2, 2016

Lines, Layers, B&W, Day 3

You know that feeling when you leave the fussy, controlling side of your brain and move totally into intuitive, creative flow?

That was not the feeling I had today. Except in the very briefest of moments.

In fact, I found myself thinking about the word disaster and, perhaps for the first time, realized that the root aster is in there, that dis and aster are hitched up together: bad star—that about says it!

Anyway, I feel like I've been around the block and back today. I am choosing to let these pieces rest and be complete for now. The goal was to get down and dirty with a prescribed set of parameters and a mess of materials, many of which were new.

The exercises taught me a whole bunch, and at some other time I think I'll come back to play with them in some new way.

History of lines and layers #1: 

        

      

  



History of lines and layers #2:

    

    



History of lines and layers #3:

    

    




History of lines and layers #4:

    

    




History of lines and layers #5:

    

    

  

I'm eager to see how all the hard learning of the past three days will play out in the batch of lines, layers, and b&w that are next to come.

6 comments:

  1. Teasing us once again! Worth the wait, I am sure they will be :)

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    1. Hi Sheila, thanks for stopping by. I'm starting new lines and layers today, hoping to integrate organically what I learned with this first batch of five. Fingers crossed!

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  2. I'm looking forward also! But as is, there is a lot pure design in each individual one.

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    1. Laurie, thanks for your feedback. I am feeling a bit bedeviled by this assignment; haven't found my own space in it yet. I've started some new pieces today, tapping into what I garnered from the first five. Stay tuned!

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  3. I just found your blog through the 30 paintings challenge. Wow. I'm loving all those squiggly lines and your experimenting, partly covering them up (gesso?). Some are very strong graphical images. Hope you like them too when you get back to them in a while.

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    1. Corinne, thanks so much for stopping by to poke around and comment. Thank you! I first participated in the 30in30 a year ago, and I thought I was doing it for the painting, but what I discovered as the real gift was getting to know other artists—such as yourself! Thanks for your comments about my exploration with lines and layering; to answer your question, the layering was done with student grade acrylic paint mixed with glazing medium.

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