Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Quick & Quixotic 2

Huh.

Maybe this is Maine, and we're looking at wild blueberry fields in autumn now.

When I first began painting I would not have known how to be so messy, how to paint with such a small intention—in this case, to spread a bunch of color and texture in the space below what appears to be a horizon line. I would have struggled to paint without knowing where I'd end up, and struggled to paint with the likelihood that almost all of what I was painting would become an underlayer.

But for this five-or-six-minute romp I … well, I romped!

Painted quickly and with abandon.


work in progress
12x16"; unstretched canvas
working title: Quick and Quixotic 2

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE your messy. I love being messy, but then there come a time to sort the mess! You still have the secret door! I am sure you'll find a way

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    1. Thanks for the thumbs up for this messy. I will sort the mess eventually, and that will be another bit of fun, especially since I painted a door to lead myself through. Even though we can't always see the doors that we've painted literally or figuratively, we've always created a way to get through : )

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  2. ooooh love this romp! This one is drawing me in! Love the high horizon line...

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    1. Thanks for romping along with me—we've got a lot of ground to cover before we get to that horizon!

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  3. Hey, that is a nice surprise after the episode that I just saw! Again: I love the fact that you keep your art practice alive. Even though it is a mess ;-)

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    1. You are a cheerleader by example with keeping an art practice alive, and I am so grateful! I just keep ignoring the mess, grabbing whatever materials I can, and playing for a few absorbed happy minutes.

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  4. Another fun visit to the Dotty Seiter hall of blogging! Always lots going on. You need to charge admission! Thanks for the glimpse into your creative space. Looks like a good place to be (especially when finished). And this Quixotic piece may be in my top 5 favorites. I love the composition. Very interesting piece!

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  5. Oh, have I not been charging admission to the DS Hall of Blogging? Maybe that's why no income?

    Thanks for stopping by, Laurie—always a delight to see you! Great fun to hear that this Quixotic piece might already have won a spot in your heart.

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  6. I am going to have try more 'romping' when I paint! This is great - love the colour, texture and those gorgeous marks!!

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    1. Romp away, I highly recommend it! Thanks for your feedback on color, texture, and marks. One interesting part of the fast-and-furious little bursts of painting time that I am shoe-horning into a schedule that is so frantic right now that I find myself talking out loud to stay on track is that I just get in there and go. No time or bandwidth to (over)think, fuss, or do anything except fly in for a few minutes of painting and then fly out again. It's freeing.

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  7. The road trip influence has me seeing this as a panorama quickly passing by. I am not catching all the deets, but I do pick up on some textures and shapes/ In between shooting pictures from the backseat and making conversation! ;) Did I mention I love road trips? Almost as much as I love the journey's you take us on :)

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    1. Perfect encapsulation of this phase of Q&Q: a panorama passing quickly by. Thanks for being in the car for the ride, thanks for the conversation and camaraderie!

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