Thursday, October 26, 2017

Q&Q Cut-Up #1

On a deliciously warm sunny October day, I sneak a little studio time to bring my first quick & quixotic cut-up to completion.

When first extracted from the 16x20" whole, as a 4x5" part, it looked like this:



Now it looks like this:

Surface, Sky, Whirlpool, Wave
4x5", acrylic, ink, collage, and oil pastel on canvas,
mounted on manila card stock
abstract
2017
[gifted]



8 comments:

  1. I seem to be caught in your whirlpool! Love the texture of the sky!Tissue paper over scripts?

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Carol.

      Something about that whirlpool motion was very appealing to me. And I had fun creating the sky. On top of some textures already in place when I began developing this cut-up, I added print matter collage, veiled it with acrylic paint, and topped it with some stenciling (using acrylic paint on a piece of dry-wall mesh tape).

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  2. I love it when a piece of paper suddenly transforms in a landscape!

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    1. And each element of it so abstract and 'non meaningful' by itself. It's magic, I tell ya!

      Thanks, Simone.

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  3. That line across the top of the water....yum. The texture in the sky...delicious. The movement in the whirlpool!!! And, of course, the title. You have a way with words, dear Dotty!!

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    1. The line across the top of the water: teeny bits of an acrylic skin I'd painted before my WV vacation, pieced together here so as to create something other than a level horizon line.

      The sky: pre-existing textures, on top of which I glued bits of print matter collage, which I then veiled with acrylic paint using my fingers, all of which I topped with stenciling using paint on a scrap of dry-wall mesh.

      The whirlpool: just loved creating it.

      The title: thanks for your kind words about my way with words. Love words; love the wordlessness of painting—I think you love those very same things.

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  4. OOPs, opened these backwards. So in love with these colors! And I love the top of this, the wonderfully wonky line, and the collage. The swirls below, and the layering of hues!!!
    Last night after I shut the lights off, I thought I might take some oil pastels to the small pieces I am working on. And here you are inspiring me again ;) Think I will! LOL

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    1. Always happy to inspire—I'll look to see if you break out your oil pastels.

      I had such fun developing the top and bottom parts of this painting in ways to provide contrast, with the wonky line between.

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