Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 4

Totally having fun.

Today, my playtime goes as follows:

• cut yesterday's 8x10" into two 5x8's,

• take one 5x8" and sit with it for a bit,

• breathe out, let my thoughts drain away, see what surfaces when I breathe in,

• use a fat black paint marker to make implied ovoid shapes of some sort that run off the edges of the paper,

• use gold ink to carry yesterday's line work into today's bands of black,

• pause, and make some tiny gold circles in (and sneaking out of) the black spaces,

• think to myself, stop now?,

• but why, when I'm itchy to use a pipette (idea from Kari Melen) to scribble some yellow house paint?;

• don't have a pipette but improvise with an empty squeeze bottle courtesy of Clairol hair coloring!

I repeat: totally having fun.

January 2017 30in30 Challenge, Day 4
5x8"; acrylic, pencil, and ink on canvas paper
abstract
2017

work in progress




10 comments:

  1. This has a delicate, ornate, Asian feel. Reverant. And then BAM. A graphic golden chain. Love it Dotty!!

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    1. Sheila, as ever, your feedback pulls me out of my own land-locked perceptions and lets me stand outside myself to see what I've painted in a new light. Not only that, but you state your thoughts beautifully (with a painterly touch, so to speak). Thank you!

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    2. LOL, thank you Dotty :) You are a joy!

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  2. I see a landscape here, and so much more. Love how that brain works, Dotty!

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    1. I was surprised to see a riverscape when I stepped back from painting—tree trunks and vines in foreground on the near bank of a small river, then the river, finally trees and such on the far bank and in the distance.

      Thanks, Laurie!

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  3. Two shocks in one day!!!Started to read the mental and physical process and then on to the piece. I loved the strong black physical marks, and the mimicking gold marks, and then the house-paint dribble...it certainly is strong and very demanding on the eye. Have to look at more to really know how I feel about it.
    The second shock, not for public, maybe in an e-mail.

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    1. Book id finally on it's way!! Counting the days!!!!

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    2. Carol, thanks for your comments, as always. I would have hesitated more in the past, I think, to impose those strong black marks and/or the demanding yellow scribble, but I seem to be in adventure mode, or exploratory mode, happy to keep bushwhacking along and seeing where I find myself. I look forward to a possible email from you. Glad your book is on its way; I'll be eager to hear what you think of it.

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