Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Layer 22/100

Uh oh.

How will I move on from here?

I know I will.

I just don't yet know how.

Or when.

Either Waves Tapping Sea-Worn Rocks will sell, and I will send it to a new home, or … the tide that has ebbed way way out, making space for me to attend to the smallest of details, will come back in and wash over this piece, changing it into something entirely different.

Waves Tapping Sea-Worn Rocks
6x6"; acrylic, collage, ink, pencil, and oil pastel on gessobord
abstract
2017
$100

layer 22/100, detail
stamped letters, wax pastel markings
layer 22/100, detail
stenciling, oil pastel, pencil marks
layer 22/100, detail
shades of gray, asemic writing, stamped letters

8 comments:

  1. Yes this seems to have run it's cycle! I love the warmth you added... beautiful beige. Did you mix it! Recipe. I just love putting the recent image and the one before on the screen.Present with the last past... and wonder what the the future will bring? A full wash, partial.. maybe a bright color?

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    1. Carol, thanks for your comments and observations. The color palette included mixes of black, white, linen, celadon, and that may be it. Oh, and I used a gray paint marker and some gray pastels. And I painted over other colors, as you know, so that probably affects final color, too. Like you, I wonder what next!

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  2. Thanks for the close ups! All those awesome details! You sure know how to put the "C" in curiosity... I can't wait to see what happens next :)

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    1. Hi Sheila, glad you enjoyed the closeups—I always enjoy poking around the tiny details of a painting. Love your nod to my "sure know[ing] how to put the 'C' in curiosity"!

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  3. Gorgeous. It feels complete. Rich, deeply textured yet still light-hearted. Delicious.

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    1. Jen, thanks. I value your affirmation of my own same feelings about this piece.

      Woke up this morning thinking about your recent quirky malarkey trifecta—the life living beneath those curls, those feathers : )

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  4. Thank you for the closeups Dotty. All those rich under layers make the top layer so rich. Just want to reach out and touch it! Great title - captures those beautiful organic shapes. I don't know Dotty - if it was me I would be tempted to stop at layer 22 and leave it for a few days. Put a mat around it and see if you are 'finished'. Maybe the success isn't doing the 100 layers but being able to appreciate 'that' layer (whatever the number) and start another. Happy painting!

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    1. Janet, thanks so much for all your feedback— I appreciate your responses to the texture, the depth, and the title. I also value tremendously your discussion of what I want this 100-layers project to be—or not be—for me. I've already had it set aside for days now (my posting has been lagging behind my actual painting), and I have no plans to start painting again at the moment, both because I have several other projects needing my attention and because, like you, I'm thinking this painting may be finished. For sure, if I don't continue adding layers to it, I will start another such layers adventure soon. So grateful for our art conversations.

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