Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Unknown Territory, #4

This painting offers me such exquisite opportunity to be in each moment.

Here's a moment.

Here's another one.

Oh, and another.

Look! Something different now.

And now!

working title: 30/30 vision
work in progress …
working title: 30/30 vision
work in progress …


8 comments:

  1. Wonderful textures in the oranges and blues. LOVE the delicate horizontal lines.Its seems to pulling together.... wondering how you know when its done?

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    1. Your eye goes where mine does, to the textures and the delicate horizontal lines : )

      God willing, I'll know when it's done.

      Easy to know that it is NOT done yet!

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  2. Love that you share your process Dotty! Thank you! So exciting. So glad you are enjoying each and every moment :)

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    1. Glad you're glad I share my process since process is prolonnnnnnnged with this piece.

      Um, did I say I'm ENJOYING every moment? I think I said that I'm IN each moment—big difference most of the time!!

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  3. Hi Dotty! So nice to see your process. Does 30/30 mean that it is indeed 30/30 inch?

    It is nice to scroll back in your blog from the last days. Maybe I am interpreting too much, but it feels like you have mounted your free and unhibited horse again (can you say that?), after all this very interesting and useful but also exhausting exercises.

    Just having fun with colours, shapes, playing around.

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    1. Hi Simone, I appreciate your reflections and questions.

      Yes, 30/30 inch. It's a canvas I first began painting back in July and have continued to paint off and on since then. Many layers.

      Yes, I'm playing with colors, shapes, techniques. Experimenting. I feel kind of lost and scattered and uncomfortable. Sometimes I am at peace with that, sometimes not; sometimes I have fun, sometimes not. I often take heart from your painting—thank you!

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  4. Hi Dotty, I know.

    Maybe I was too optimistic with my 'having fun'. I probably meant something like: just doing something, trying out, messing around. And indeed: sometimes that is not comfortable at all.

    I only know one thing: always take the next step. And I KNOW that you will be doing that!

    30/30 is great! At least: it is big... I have little experience with that size. I painted big, I painted small, but not so much in between. How is that going for you?

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  5. Yes, for sure: doing something, trying out, messing around.

    Yes, always take the next step!

    30/30 inches: the largest I've ever painted, and the largest I've ever approached abstractly. Mostly I work much smaller. Early on I did some in between sizes but not lately. Even for Jane's class I usually worked smaller than the 9x12" she expected. The 30/30 challenges me because it is both large and I'm working abstractly/completely from intuition.

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