Thursday, November 30, 2017

Introducing Slapstick

Slapstick.

The word bubbled up this morning out of who knows where.

Followed by these words: slap it on, let it stick.

I grabbed yesterday's postcard start, worked quickly, slap, slap, slap. Messed stuff up right and left, let it stick. Wanted to dribble paint. Dribbled paint.

Done.

Don't love it, but I'm lettin' it stick.

Slapstick
4x5"; acrylic, latex, collage, ink, and pencil on heavy manila stock
abstract
2017
[gifted]



8 comments:

  1. Butterscotch sundae with nuts and candy sprinkles, just because they are pretty. This is just pure delight Dotty :)

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    1. This piece is taking on all new glory with your interpretation, Sheila. Thank you. Butterscotch! Yum!

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  2. Aerial photo of field and stream - someone scribbled and dribbled on the map! Love! A different color scheme for you. So earthy and grounded.

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    1. Jen, that's Sheila's butterscotch you see scribbled and dribbled all over the map! Love the aerial perspective.

      I was rummaging around my collage papers and went with these bits of earthy color. The changeup was refreshing.

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  3. I like the 'dripping paint' effect! Never done it. Going to try it!

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    1. Thanks, Simone. It's great fun—more fun when the paint has just the right flow but I'm usually too impatient to fiddle with viscosity; I just dive in with whatever I've got, and take my chances.

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  4. I have completely lost my orientation! Is that landscape under there? Earth colors are among my favs! What a transition.

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    1. Re losing your orientation: welcome to my world! How DID this piece become what it has? If you look hard, you can still see hints of the original print collage showing through. In any case, glad that earth colors are among your favs!

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