Monday, October 31, 2016

BUSY & QUIET, Day 2

Busy and Quiet #2 provided a less tempestuous ride than #1 but it went to some ugly places before eventually revealing itself. I started with subtle monochrome stripes, added some drips, and went from there. 

My brain kept trying to think.

My gut kept saying, Shut up. The answers are in the painting, not your brain. 

I'm not gonna tell you how many times that tug-o'-war played out.

monochrome stripes and paint drips as a start


Busy and Quiet #2
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Again, my busy area is dispersed, this time with one main focal area
and two smaller satellites; together they amass less than 25%.
The quiet—but textured—area is the lighter, more opaque part
of the painting, and probably runs >50%.
The transitional areas are those that reveal some under layers
through transparent veiling.

6 comments:

  1. I love this tug of war in your head!
    Sounds very familiar ;-)

    Your determination to keep going inspired me again to try to finish lesson 9 anyway... We'll see this afternoon if I succeed...
    bye!

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    1. Laughing with you about the internal and all-too-frequent tug of war!

      Finishing Lesson 9, or not finishing Lesson 9—either one will be just right.

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  2. Hi Dotty. I really like Busy and Quiet #2. Great color and reduction of whatever is underneath.

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    1. Hi, Ann, thanks for your comments. I loved the color, too. Tons of reduction of what was underneath. NOT easy for me but the more I practice the (slightly) easier it becomes, and I do love the resulting depth so it's a self-reinforcing practice.

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  3. Wonderful Dotty! Love the composition and the colors.

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