Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bouncing Around Like a Ping Pong Ball

I'm bouncing all over the place as I close out academic-year tutorials, schedule for summer and fall, plan a day trip to Maine, prepare for a vacation in Canada, and paint cards for babies, birthdays, weddings, graduations, and condolences.

Today I take two 12/24" canvases I received for my birthday (thanks again, Scott!) and activate them.

Collage on one, paint marker on both.

Buh-bye, blank white canvas surfaces!

activating two 12/24" canvases

8 comments:

  1. Let the fun summer begin! Love this already Dotty :) I see a mountain, a river, the making of a tree...maybe. So exciting knowing that it will be none of those things, but something I can't imagine. Enjoy :)

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    1. Love your enthusiasm for the adventure—I can't imagine what it'll be either, at least not from this distance! It'll be call and response, call and response until suddenly it is complete.

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  2. Your post today has brought me new inspiration. First I love the 1:2 format. Love the complete simplicity of this piece. Wondering really where it will take you. Sometimes these are the hardest to continue because they are working so well. Love "call and response"!!!

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    1. The 1:2 format is fun, glad my son thought to send it along for my birthday. I agree about continuing or not—because I most often paint in short spurts, I have time to fall in love with each little stage. This one could keep me happy for ages with no changes whatsoever!

      Have you been painting??? Hope so.

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    2. not really. Just in class. Really have to post. Been hit by a lazy spell.

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  3. This is the BEST thing to do, Dotty! It is so nice to start, that is the most fun part of the whole painting experience (I think sometimes). You can do anything, behave like 3 year old, because probably nobody ever is going to see something of it again, except a little bit, which let the three year old shine through your painting. Which is beautiful!

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    1. Your encouragement/excitement/enthusiasm = so welcome! I like your mention of the three-year-old in me. I don't know if I have any specific memories from that age, but I can imagine how completely unconcerned I would have been with crayon and paper, just totally happy making something—anything!—appear on the page at the bidding of my hand. I am going to walk directly to my studio RIGHT NOW!

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