Friday, February 3, 2017

Everything Is an Experiment

Yesterday?

Gone.

Artist Betty Krause says, So, most of the time I don't know what I want to do. I just grab something and go …  Everything is an experiment. I just keep going until I like it. 

Yup.

I've given my current experiment the working title of Just Kidding. I'm full bore into just-keep-going.

Just Kidding 2317 [working title]

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14 comments:

  1. I love it,even though it may not be finished. Thanks for the progress photos. I absolutely love the bottom detail. That link really sings. What does 2317 mean?

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    1. Carol, thanks for following along and offering support, for being a welcome compatriot in adventuring into the unknown. Fun to hear that you especially love the bottom detail.

      2317 = 2/3/17 : )

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  2. Interesting to see the progression and how you are working it out. Your paper seems to be holding out against the repeated paint applications, what type of paper is it?

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  3. Marion, so happy to have your visits here—keeping the 30-day challenge energy in motion. Thank you! Goodness only knows where this experiment might go next. I find myself at a point where I might take it in an intentional direction, knowing that then I will inevitably get attached and 'tighter.' I'm hoping to stay open to whatever happens. I'm working on Fredrix 11x14" canvas panel so I'm guessing it'll hold out for a long time against the repeated paint applications. I used Strathmore 115 lb. canvas paper during the challenge, and it held up really well to my repeated paint applications.

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  4. Hope you're not really kidding, because if you were, we'd have no bridge here! It looks like a safe haven to get across that water, and with pretty pink flowers poking through to make our journey even more exciting! Great colors, too. LOVE that banner!

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    1. Once again, thank you for your feedback and friendship. You enliven and enrich my art life, and I'm so grateful.

      Further repeat thanks for your (bridge/water/flowers) perspective which shakes me happily out of my own narrow tunnel (ha! pun!) vision. Perfect.

      I love the banner, too! Thanks. It's a detail from a big experiment from the fall. It's part of a 30x30" canvas that I first activated in July, I think, and then kept on going until I liked it. I think I posted the completed/complete painting on Dec 28 (with a less than optimal photo that bleached out some of the color).

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  5. Love this especially the black elements! And enjoy the way you your crop the "details".

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    1. Hi Karolyn, so happy to see you this fine sunny afternoon! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. I appreciate your input re the black. I used a couple of different black paint markers almost as though they were stamps, not 'drawing' a line with them but pressing the broad tip repeatedly to create side-by-side marks. Thanks, too, for the shout-out re the cropped details. I make fun discoveries when I do that and often get ideas about where I might go next with the painting in question or a new painting altogether.

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  6. If you didn't have the progression no one would believe where your painting has come from. So interesting that even your colour palette is starting to change. Can't wait to see where you go next with this.

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    1. If I didn't look at the progression *I* myself wouldn't believe where my painting has come from! One of the aspects of the 30-in-30 challenge that was so captivating to me was seeing the progression of others' paintings, YOURS notably among them. I love the expansive feeling that comes with my seeing behind the curtain—and now BEING behind!

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  7. Just Kidding 2317 is fabulous...I love every little juicy bit of it. and the color combo is sublime...

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    1. Jen, thanks for loving every little juicy bit of it. I am way out in the woods here!

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  8. You did what??? Love the transformation. Loved the beginnings, and is it OK to say... I don't miss them so much, seeing this final (?) piece. Rock on Dotty, and continue to turn your art on it's head!

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    1. I'm turning MYSELF on my head, that's for sure! Yes, it's more than OK to say you don't miss the beginnings of this piece so much.

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