Thursday, February 9, 2017

Passing By

Black ink that I added yesterday feels out of balance—too forward, too much—so today I thread parts of it with tangled strands of gold and white ink to contrast with thicker straighter black marks in the composition.

I quiet the 'sky,' using a foam roller.

I repaint the two central shapes with a palette knife to thicken the paint, to make the color more vibrant. I use a mesh stencil for texture, add accents with oil pastel.

I've completed this iteration of Just Kidding and given it a title for however long it lives.

Passing By
11x14"; acrylic, ink, and oil pastel on canvas board
abstract
2017

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6 comments:

  1. Very strong! Love all the variations of color in all the sections. Bottom quarter still my fav, with the drops of pink. Wonderful scratch effects. Mesh texture great idea!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I appreciate your feedback. Your previous comments make that bottom right corner seem like a tide pool with beach grass. Fun to have you note the drops of pink, scratch effects, and mesh texture.

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  2. Hi Dotty,


    It is so nice how you are working on this piece! Love to see how much you are enjoying this intuitive process. And great to see the foamroller pass by ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Simone. This piece has called predominantly on intuition : ) I had fun with the foam roller. My color wasn't smoothly mixed, and the foam roller then rolled out varied colors but with even coverage. I like how how the coverage allowed underlying textural elements to become more pronounce whereas previously texture was fighting with ragged coverage; it all felt too busy, especially since there is plenty of busy elsewhere.

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  3. WOW! Love all the white scratches and scribbles. Love the warm central section, and that front corner still calls to me. So fun this progression :)

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    1. Sheila, thanks for your comments. The white scratches and scribbles make me think of thread, and strands of hair, and dog hair, all snagged by brambly brush in a natural setting of some sort. Love that the front corner still calls to you : )

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