Dotty - this is beautiful - colour, texture, lights & darks ..wow!! Love the subtle pattern on the right - this is such a beautiful resting place for the eye and then you can go back to all the excitement on the left! I like this orientation - it is interesting to me that you choose this one vs having the colourful shapes and oriented like flowers with the 'blue' sky. If you have time would be interested to hear 'why'. I just love this makes me feel lighthearted and puts a smile on my face!
Thanks for your warm comments and observations and questions, Janet. This was a piece where I didn't find much flow. The start wasn't really calling out to me in anyway or, if it was, my hearing loss got in the way! I ended up during my studio time alternating between deliberately trying out ideas and impulsively making marks. I never felt real cohesion, so I eventually I just stopped, not knowing if this piece was complete or a work in progress. I started with a portrait orientation but in the end that felt too busy/chaotic so I started rotating the piece. Taking the marks away from being possible flowers to possible protozoa felt the most 'right'. Glad that the piece makes you feel lighthearted—a good portion of the creating was done with childlike excess and abandon!
Love the white dots, love that you show thison it's side. LOL I too would have chosen to show it like flowers. love the patterns, love the lines. Love that this makes me smile. JOY!
Sheila, thanks for your smiles and joy and enjoyment of this piece's white dots, patterns, lines, and 'sideways' orientation. See my comments to Janet for a bit of backstory.
Yes the orientation of this piece is interesting. I am taking this in its abstract value. The blue area is wonderful with the delicate line work. Love the addition of the collage elements. Kudos!!
Carol, thanks for your comments and your willingness to roll with the abstract elements. My experimenting with delicate line work in the blue area was satisfying; I know I'll play with that again. You were the inspiration for my addition of collage elements, but I was short on time and didn't have a RISD alum mag, and my hasty choice for collage didn't accomplish the specific goals I had in mind—though of course it fully met the broader goal of adding to my experiential learning.
Hi Dotty,So nice to see your experiments. The blue on the left reminds me of middle-aged crackled ceramics. Like that very much!
Crackled ceramics—yes, yes, yes! Thanks for your support and encouragement for my experimenting; your comments and your own daily painting are so encouraging—they keep me energized and eager to keep on painting and experimenting.