Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiosity was the name of the game with this originally-Pepto-Bismol-pink canvas.

What if?

What if?

What if?

I don't know what to think about where I've landed after today's time in my studio. The words of Lewis Carroll's Alice keep coming to mind: "Curiouser and curiouser!"

Here's my current what if—what if I prop this piece in a snow bank, snap a photo in late afternoon January sunshine, entitle it Without Wondering Where the Bottom Will Turn out to Be, and let it be complete in this moment?

Without Wondering Where the Bottom Will Turn out to Be
8x10"; acrylic, latex, ink, and pastels on canvas
abstract
2018



10 comments:

  1. Curiouser and curiouser every morning before looking at Dotty's post. What was she up to when I was fast asleep. Always pleasant surprises!Love your addition of horizon and the cold snowy frame!

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    1. That cold snowy 'frame' looks like awesome painting doesn't it?!

      I'm curious: if you or someone else, instructor included were to offer a short critique of this paintin as is, what might it be?

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  2. I love the complementary colours and the landscape inspiration. And the snow background is fantastic! I first thought they were white clouds in a blue sky!

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    1. Simone, thank you for your feedback. This piece fired up many questions in me, lots of wondering about the intersection ofpainting intuitiively and applying learned skills deliberately.

      Love that the background played tricks with your eyes!

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  3. ooooh this one became rich and juicy! I predict the snowbank you prop it on would end up tasting like a delicious grape slushy...

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  4. I'm curious: Do you have a lifetime of ideas in your head? And curiouser yet: I hope so!

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    1. Just a few minutes ago I wrote the following: "I think, at heart, everything about my inviting art into my daily living—the actual creating of it as well as every other little thing that comes along with it—has to do with letting go of the stories I tell myself and paring back layer after layer to my core essence. I have barely begun!"

      I suspect that I may well have a lifetime of ideas in my head!

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  5. So lovely Dotty! Depth in the sky, warmth on the hills! And that snow frame looks as if you painted it too! high five, you rocked it again!
    Did I say I love those hills? LOL

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    1. Fun to hear your enthusiasm for those hills, Sheila! (Your mentioning them twice brings to mind an expression that first tickled my fancy when I heard it as a child and still makes me chuckle: "I never repeat myself myself."

      The snow backdrop cracks me up each time I look at it—it DOES look painted!

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