Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BUSY & QUIET, Day 4

My fourth piece had as its working title, Jane Tells Dotty to Sit in the Corner. I painted myself into one corner after another after another. 

After another after another. 

Sitting in those corners eventually forced me to breathe into stillness, to both remember Jane's saying, I want credit for keeping the video on while I'm screwing up my demo for this lesson (she gets full credit and my deep gratitude) and to remember her stating in the lesson explanation, Each mark and each layer is essential to the process, even if very little of the original layer ends up in the final piece.

acrylic, collage, ink, and stamping for a start
Busy and Quiet #4
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The bright green/red/orange area is busy, <25%.
The textural echo of the bright green collage pieces, obscured and to the left,
is transitional, also <25%. The rest is quiet, with texture and subtle color value shifts.

8 comments:

  1. What a tranformation...wonder how many stages from one to the other? You must need a lot of courage. Final result great!!!

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    1. I forget how many stages from one to the other, but several. I DO need a lot of courage—the layering doesn't come easily to me. However, I'm gaining ground. The final lesson in my course is a create-your-own investigative lesson, and I've elected to explore creating atmosphere and depth and to set the intention to include at least five layers in each piece. I'll be exercising my courage muscle for sure.

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    2. I am finding that part difficult as well... covering layering... going into the unknown!!!When I finish my course maybe I'll take on your lesson... sounds like a great challenge.

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    3. I've just barely started my first two pieces for the final lesson, and I haven't yet done the heavy lifting of covering something I already love, but I just had the most joyful morning of painting.

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  2. So nice how you still can see the texture underneath. Had not thought about that the last months: that texture is always playing a part in this game, and can also be a part of the layering process.

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    1. Doing the lessons from 100 Drawings has, as I'd hoped, let me bump into all sorts of wonderful gifts. It was SO hard to paint over those collage pieces, but this piece would be flat without that veiled texture. The texture became even more fun when I colored over it and the veiling with pastels.

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  3. I love how the circles are shadowed. Wish more of that was showing thru, but there I go holding on right? LOL. I love the finished piece. The pattern and shapes in the busy, and the subtle textures in the quiet. Perfect!

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    1. Laughing at YOUR wish to hang onto the shadowed circles. Bad enough that *I* have trouble letting go, and now YOU are having trouble letting go! The finished piece really is a gift to me, letting me see what can happen when I muster up the courage to layer and veil and cover.

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