Monday, January 23, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 23

Younger sibling to yesterday's piece has a less gritty delivery and a different presence.

A more tranquil temperament.

Mother and baby are doing fine.

Brother and sister are getting along with each other pretty well.

Woo hoo!

Within Hollerin' Distance
4x5"; acrylic, ink, and water soluble crayons on canvas paper
abstract
2017
$45

detail from Within Hollerin' Distance
detail from Within Hollerin' Distance





10 comments:

  1. "If the Creek Don't Rise" is awesome- filled with twists and turns, and a landscape of interesting bends to explore. Great! And "Within Hollerin Distance" - I feel the peacefulness with this one, too. I think it's that solid lavender "breathing Space", as they say.(PS who are the THEY?). I also love the tree on the right. Nice border, bringing the eye right back into the picture, should one get rowdy and start to leave. You're not going to let that happen!

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    1. Indeed, who ARE "they"???

      Thanks for your feedback and comments about these two most recent pieces.

      The tree grew organically, so to speak—out of a black blob from some earlier part of the process.

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  2. It is so nice to see what you are making right now! It seems to me that it is a 'tie' between your abstract and your realistic work. Beautiful integration!

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    1. Thanks for observing—and finding beautiful—that tie between abstract and realistic. The fun of my current painting, for me, is that it evolves so organically from a formless beginning.

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  3. Dotty, so much love for this... Love the sky, the mountains and below. Absolutely love the grass marks. And the whisper of a tree... perfectly promising, purple peacefulness :)

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    1. Don't forget, your Mingus Mountains are in there somewhere. Maybe these are the verdant east coast cousins! Thanks for your comments—so glad you love the various elements, so elegantly described : )

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  4. So beautiful! Lights and darks, textures, thick and thin lines and the colours....I see the Rocky Mountains, the foothills and prairie grassland. This is a wonderful painting Dotty.

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    1. Janet, thanks for your observations, for their specificity. It's such a gift to get feedback on contrasts (light/dark, thick/thin) and other elements such as texture and color, and to hear what the painting evokes in you—Rocky Mountains, foothills, prairie grassland. Thanks again for leading me by example to look for shapes in the random painting I had on the page a few iterations back; that was a big factor in this painting's becoming what it has become.

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  5. Great to see how it ended. Lovely colour harmony in this.

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    1. Marion, thanks for your feedback. I had a fun journey getting here. Color harmony came by guess and by golly.

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