Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Geologic Gestures

The natural world deposits layers, scrapes topsoil away, presses down sediment, tosses pebbles to the wind, grows giants up out of the earth, moves mountains, whispers clouds, offers insights into beyond, teaches me how to paint.

The Great Consoling Immensity of the World
4x5", acrylic, collage, ink, pencil, and pastels on paper
abstract
2017

12 comments:

  1. The white cloud of positively hovering over rich land. The stars with their constellations shining through. Love the richness of the land!

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    1. Carol, thanks for your delightful interpretive comments. It was fun to do the final tweaks on this piece. The richness of the land comes from its formerly being a big ol' leaf pile!

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  2. The crisp geometrics are the perfect pairing with the fluffy white softness and the curvaceous clay countryside :)

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    1. Thank you, Sheila, for giving language to some visual components I used without being fully conscious of what they were/why I thought to include them as I did so.

      My first draft title for this post was Geologic Geometries : )

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  3. It is beautiful Dotty. I especially like the geometrics. They indeed give a certain depth, another layer of meaning.

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    1. The geometrics are somewhat new for me, but felt intuitively right as they came to mind when I knew this painting needed something more to complete it.

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  4. Love the tones and textures in this panting. DItto what Sheila and Carol said....do more!

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    1. Hi Janet! Thanks for your comments. This painting is the 4th I've completed in a series that's an inquiry into painting negative space. The investigation has taken me many places, and will continue to do so! I have 12 more pieces in various stages.

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  5. This is one of my favorites of yours, Dotty! I'm a big fan of negative space painting. You have done a great job with positives and negatives here. Love the texture here.

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    1. Laurie, I think I learned my first lessons about negative space painting from you, and grateful I am to have done so! I am also grateful for your input here.

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  6. This is magnificent! Like a peek into a tiny world we never knew existed....lovely

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Love your description of the tiny peek into a world we never knew existed : )

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