Sunday, January 22, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 22

Scritches, scratches, unlikely colors.

Ink pens, tissue paper, oil pastels.

Fat paint marker, plugged-up ink applicator, metal skewer.

Fingernail, finger pad, pencil.

More scritches.

More scratches.

Fixative,

camera,

done.

If the Creek Don't Rise
4x5"; acrylic, ink, pencil, torn-tissue collage,
and oil pastel on canvas paper
abstract
2017
$45

detail from If the Creek Don't Rise
detail from If the Creek Don't Rise
detail from If the Creek Don't Rise




9 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!! Those magical scritches and scratches!! Love the gloppy, gloopy paint. The colors, some, are unexpected and exciting. So much fun going on here. Mind Blown!! I think each of the crops is a masterpiece on it's own :) Love your fearlessness Dotty!

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    1. Sheila, thanks! Grateful for your enthusiasm for all the stuff going on in this little packed-with-intensity piece. I love zooming in to crop out detail sections—as you say, each becomes a composition in its own right. And I had me some fearless fun here which always feels better than cautious fussing.

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    2. LOL, Triumph Dotty, Enjoy!

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  2. "Love your fearlessness Dotty!" YES!!! No more upper mountains, but the mountains hidden from view!!! That orange strata ROCKS!!!! Pun intended.

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    1. This was a fun piece for me. I just threw whatever colors I wanted onto the page and then worked with what was in front of me. I think I turned the whole page upside down from its original orientation; what I'd seen as ground previously, became sky (in my eye), and sky became riverside rock. Sometimes I look at it and see river where previously I'd seen mountain, other times that river looks like rock. In short, all of it abstract enough to barely be 'seen' as anything identifiable. And none of it anything I would EVER have imagined, two years ago, as something I'd paint! And like!

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  3. Beautiful Dotty!

    So nice that you have finished a painting today - it is ready to sell! Doesn't this feel good?

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    1. Thanks, Simone! Yes, fun to complete a painting, fun that it's ready to sell.

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  4. This is a little gem. Love those black lines and against the colour it makes things pop! The smaller accents make me stop and look before moving on to another spot. The way you use the black marker makes me thing of contour maps. Congrats on your finished painting!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Janet. Fun for me to hear that the smaller accents made you stop and look before moving on to another spot. Love your thinking of a contour map. This also has kind of a wood cut print feel to it to me.

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