Monday, January 16, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 16

OK, rewind almost back to the beginning, to January 2nd.

For two weeks I've been working on cut-ups from the bottom half of the 16x20" start I painted on January 1. Now I've picked up the top half and will begin journeying with it.

Here's the top half as I left it a fortnight ago:


Today, I get out a small 50¢ "oops!" can of Home Depot interior house paint, a Starbucks oatmeal spoon, a metal stylus, and a wallpaper paste brush from Aubuchon Hardware and make myself a little mess to use as a starting point for tomorrow's playtime in my studio.

January 2017 30in30 Challenge, Day 16
10x16"; acrylic and ink on canvas paper
abstract
2017

work in progress


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    1. I anticipate frequent oopses as I continue; hoping the outcomes might be a-licious!

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  2. I am excited to see where this goes! Love your nontraditional tools...

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    1. I'm excited, too. The nontraditional tools were fun.

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  3. Love the experimentation you're doing - can't wait to see the next stage!

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    1. No guarantees with the next stage, at any stage, as you no doubt well know! But all good, no matter what. Delighted to have your enthusiasm and support as I journey.

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  4. Love the direction this is taking!!! Love the stylus marks, had to blow it up! Ever use a kabob stick?

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  5. Hi Dotty. How is the housepaint working? Do you like it? Is it the type you use on walls? Or simply on wood inside? I have heard other artists talking about it (a.o. Jane Davies and Wendy McWilliams. I wonder if simple student grade acrylics has the same price as housepaint. Can you tell me more?

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    1. I like the house paint I've played with so far. My granddaughters picked it out for me for Christmas and they paid no attention to anything but color. One is interior eggshell enamel, two are exterior/interior semi-gloss enamel, one is exterior/interior matte flat. The semi-gloss has turned out to be especially fun because it has a sheen that contrasts with other paints and textures. The semi-gloss is probably for wood trim, the others for walls. All are 8 ounces for 50¢ (28g/.47eur).

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  6. Ps: love you keep on experimenting, and I love that you call your time in the studio playtime. I might be getting a bit too serious with my upcoming show. But maybe that is part of the game. I cherish my playfullness though, so I hope not to loose too much of it ;-)

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    1. Thank you for the affirmation for on ongoing experimentation. I feel pleased to be staying in playful experimental mode more consistently than used to be the case. I'm not at all surprised that you might be 'getting a bit too serious' with your upcoming show; even if not really 'too serious' it seems like a shift in energy would be not surprising at all. I like your thought that 'maybe that is part of the game'—that feels like a helpful and neutral mindset.

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  7. Hi Dotty- I LOVE going to Home Depot. I go in incognito, get a hotdog, douse it with mustard and onions, and walk around eating it. One of the greatest joys of my life! (I'm easily amused). Anyways, I love your shapes and colors-always moving, is what your work seems to be doing. And I will tell ya- the Abstractions of Rocks is just awesome! I love those colors with the black. Very cool!

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    1. Laurie, I'm going to keep my eyes open for Laurie doppelgängers next time I go to Home Depot. AND I will now have a whole different appreciation of folks walking around the store wolfing down hotdogs doused with mustard and onions!

      Thanks for your appreciation of the abstractions of rocks. That 'found' composition was such a gift to me.

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