Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 14

I cut yesterday's piece in half.

My pastels call out to me.

She Sells Sea Shells
4x5"; acrylic, ink, torn-tissue and hand-painted collage,
and pastels on canvas paper
abstract
2017
$45

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  1. Love the waffle texture, love the strings around the rock, love the stitching, the soft soft pink, the cheeful green. Love the reds and OH, OH, I love those sunny spots. Love this Dotty!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! This piece holds so many fun bits for me—collage pieces that I painted probably a year ago now finding a home, pastels that I purchased even longer ago coming into play to create softnesses, and all the little responsive steps and decisions made since January 1 coalescing in unexpected and delightful ways. Glad you are finding much to love in "She Sells."

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  2. Amazing that all those shapes were there in the original, fused together as reading a red area, and now flipped upside down, outlined and made distinct objects. Color changes and added textures make this a completely new image.

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    1. I stand in amazement with you, Carol. My modus operandi for this month has been and continues to be such a terrific and eye-opening exercise for me, expanding me and my art in welcome ways. So many hidden treasures. So many discoveries. And, in your own piece today, you offer testimony to the gifts, and power, of a few lines and a touch of shading to transform.

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  3. I can actually picture your pastels with little mouths calling out...."Dotty, Dotty....come use us!"
    This is cool! I especially love the "breathing space" in the left lower corner. Draws the eye up and around to the wonderful colors and textures.

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    1. Oh, you'd hear those pastels for sure if you were here!

      Love that you were drawn to the breathing space. That came as a gift to me in the form of 'found composition' along the way through my process. Don't know that I would have consciously thought to create it, but I'm so grateful that it landed in this particular 4x5" segment and offered up so much.

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