Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Can't See the Flowers for the Vase

My time in the studio today is an inquiry.

All questions, no answers yet.

detail, work in progress;
working title: Making Messy #3
detail, handpainted collage paper


4 comments:

  1. Love those black marks. Trying to figure out what you are using. Think I know. Love the green pattern play. The scraping (?) marks in the middle are so cool! Wishing you continued fun!!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Black marks are fabric ink on an acrylic skin—random intuitive scribbles made on a plastic surface, over which medium is spread once ink is dry; I end up with a clear sheet in which the ink marks are embedded. I then cut strips or sections and collage them onto paintings in progress. I love the spontaneous energy they bring with them; I don't think I could achieve the same effect applying the ink directly to a painting.

      In the green collage page the marks in the center are courtesy of a stencil.

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  2. Like Sheila don't know how the pieces for together each is so different. Each a painting in itself. Great textures and line work. They are both dynamic!

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    1. Top photo: work in progress. Bottom photo: collage paper painted in hopes that it might have a place in moving the work in progress in a desired direction.

      Thanks for your observations of texture, line work, and dynamic energy.

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