Monday, December 19, 2016

Unknown Territory, #6

This is just such a foreign experience, painting with nothing in mind other than seeing what bubbles up.

What bubbles up often is discomfort, if that's even the right word. It's certainly one apt word.

Others might be disorientation and disequilibrium.

Ferment.

Unrest.

Also surprise, curiosity, wonder.

Again today I post close-up details, since those microcosms are what have captured my interest.

I used a brayer today, and paper masks.








6 comments:

  1. You are keeping us in suspense, showing just sections! I know this is a huge painting, is it paper or canvas? Are you thinking of cutting it into lots of pieces? I absolutely LOVE the 5th one down!Really works as a whole, the horizontal connecting the mirror of the orange shape. I have new bubbles on my red abstract but couldn't photograph because it rained.

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    1. I'm only showing sections because it's all I can handle looking at right now! This piece is 30/30", stretched canvas. If it were paper, I'd have cut it up long ago as I found smaller compositions within that pleased me. But, it's not paper, and it has not yet pleased me as an overall composition, so I just keep experimenting to see where it might eventually land. Eager to see new bubbles on your red abstract.

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  2. I love them all! Nope, Can't do it, can't choose a favorite. I think they work as is, as individuals. OK Willy Wonka, when are you going to switch from telling to the showing. LOL
    “The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last.”

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    1. As I said above to Carol, if this were on paper, I'd have cut it up by now b/c I keep discovering smaller compositions within that I really like. But, since I'm working on stretched canvas, I'm less inclined to cut this up. Challenging as protracted as this particular 30/30" adventure continues to be, I want to see if it will eventually reveal itself as one large composition (that I like at least a little!). Love the quotation!

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  3. I saw these pictures on Instagram. They are plain beautiful! They remind me of Therese Murdza, an artist who makes really beautiful colourful paintings, and whom I admire. Of course different - but still!

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    1. Simone, thank you for your happy response to these pictures and thank you for introducing me to Therese's art.

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