Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MOSTLY MONOCHROME, Day 8

More practice in layering.

Start with color. Add pattern. Add scribbles. Add collage.

And then cover it all up!

Play with a tightly monochromatic palette again.

Even with the little bit of Something Else's being monochromatic, too, it catches the eye, offers up a landing spot, gives a point of purchase from which to seek out whispery evidence of lower layers.


Mostly Monochrome—start #8
Mostly Monochrome #8

6 comments:

  1. That is quite an assignment! Forces one to work intuitively. Love the result. Can see and feel most of the elements... love the colors Kudos!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. The monochromatic work was/is very appealing to me. I loved exploring ways to stay monochromatic and yet create little visual beckonings, using collage and tone-on-tone for texture, for example.

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  2. I was just thinking back about the paintings you made a year ago. Isn't that fun, how different the things are that you are giving attention now?

    Probably if you would be painting landscapes again, that would be so different (and I think so much richer in texture and layering).

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    1. I often think back to the difference in what I painted a year ago. Yes, fun to notice how different are the things I give attention to now! And, as you suggest, if I were to paint landscapes and other more realistic subjects again, they would be different from my first such paintings. Thanks for tickling my imagination with these thoughts!

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  3. Love the layers Dotty, the wispiness and the depth :)

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    1. Thank you. It's fun to be posting and taking a fresh look at the pieces in this lesson a bit after the fact (I'm not posting in real time currently). I really enjoyed working with monochrome and creating subtle tone-on-tone enhancements. Need to remember to get back to that. But, for right now, I'm off to the gym to exercise different muscles.

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