Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fast and Furious

You know how some folks do five-minute paintings?

Or 20-second paintings, for Pete's sake?

Those folks?

They would not be I.

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Parallel play continues here: bathroom mess increases by the minute, studio is barely recognizable.

FEMA may be called in.

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Before, during, after:

from this 8x10" start,



to this 4x5" quadrant,



to this coverup,



to a completed painting.

Allowing for Accident
4x5"; acrylic, pen, collage, pencil, and oil pastel on canvas paper
abstract
2017
$25

8 comments:

  1. This is a WOW! So dramatic! Your courage never ceases to amaze me. Recognize top left quadrant rotated. then further rotation down the line! Kol ha kavod!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. My days this week have been overfull, and demanding, with way too many details to keep sorted with any kind of ease, but I sure have enjoyed my studio time : ) Good eyes, identifying and following the rotations of this little quadrant! After I signed it, I still kept turning it and turning it—each orientation had something to say.

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  2. I admire you keeping (sort of) cool in the mess!

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    1. Thanks, Simone. I can't say I'm keeping cool (sort of sounds about right!) but I continue to paint and continue to love doing so.

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  3. Mess seems to agree with your inner muse. She is fearless and tenacious and also the wittiest of writers! Love this little piece.

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  4. Jen, thank you. My inner muse has indeed felt fearless and tenacious, and frisky when writing—outer messes be damned!

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  5. Love those bold black shapes and lines mixed with gorgeous color!!! Love the unfinished "bridge". Makes me wonder, and it feels slightly, hazardous. LOL :)

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    1. The bold black shapes are hand-painted collage paper—altogether great grand fun. Painting is risky—maybe that's where the hazardous bridge came from!!

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