Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Popping Out Postcards

A painting exercise I did two years ago using cruciform composition caught my eye today. A cut-up holiday card sat on the same dresser-top. One thing led to another.

A Whole New Generation of Time Researchers Has Evolved
4x5"; acrylic, latex, fabric and India ink, pastels, and collage on card stock
abstract
2018
[gifted]

12 comments:

  1. My favorite composition form. Very playful especially with that bit of malarkey in the bottom right corner! Happy Valentines! Sending lots of SUN!

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    1. Thanks for the Valentine's Day greetings and sunshine, Carol!

      I might play around a bit more with cruciform composition; thanks for the feedback re playfulness here.

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  2. I love this composition, too, Dotty! I need to revisit it. I love the colors here! I see pinks and oranges, too:))
    And "I Thought We Said the end of the Month", is so cool! I immediately thought to myself, "wow, this would be beautiful on as a quilt!" I imagine lots of squares of this together. Beautiful!

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    1. Laurie, thanks for all your feedback. Fun to have you pick up on the oranges—they were asking to play a supporting role. Love the idea of a quilt. I've got several in this pink/black collage series now; maybe they'd all like to be pieced together. You've got my imagination fired up now!

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  3. The TITLE!!!!!! You are a genius. Love the line work, the colors, the playfulness...

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    1. Thanks, Jen!! I've still got more of the pink collage paper I painted so this series may not yet be complete. Stay tuned! The linework, by the by, is white fabric paint and black embedded in an acrylic skin.

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  4. Hey, that's interesting, this cruciform! I tend not to think about composition this way, but it can be a really good entrance point, I think! I love the black wrinkly figure!

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    1. Yay! Glad I can offer up the cruciform composition reminder in exchange for your inspiring me to make these collage postcards ; )

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  5. Bummer, internet glitch lost my brilliant comment. HAHAHA, love this Dotty, title and all!

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  6. Love the line work - intrigued by the upped right - I see a (pink) arch with 'time' flowing under it? This is wonderful and the title is the icing on the cake.

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    1. Janet, fun to have you notice the arch. That was a scrap of collage paper from some other project, and I liked the sharp cut line of it, its geometric arc, in contrast to the organic/torn nature of the rest of this piece. I actually worked on this piece in a landscape orientation and only later turned it this way where, indeed, time seems to be flowing under the arch!

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