Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Staying Awake

First, I have to vent my frustration at how impossible it is sometimes to get a photograph that feels true to what I see in front of me.

Grrrr.

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I set out today with a loose idea in mind to slap a variegated monochromatic background onto a new patch in Core Values, add a bunch of layers and bright chaotic playful 'flowers' of color, carve a lush bouquet out of all of the above by painting negative space.

Bouquet?

Never got past the variegated monochromatic background.

I liked staying awake enough as I painted to stop there.

New patch: done.

hooker's green acrylic on top of layer of gloss medium;
marks from a texture sheet and catalyst tool
scribbles from four different green paint markers
four more greens brushed and fingerpainted into place,
scribbles made with metal stylus
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newest patch

new patch in bigger picture;
working title: Core Values

10 comments:

  1. Deep, dark, restful patch of luscious green :)

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    1. Mmmmm, I'm sinking into it, too, Sheila : )

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  2. Yes the green is deep but I love the light fiery greens! They bring the patch alive!Seems a perfect fit in whole as well.

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    1. Carol, I stopped when I did precisely because I, too, said YES to the deep deep green with its light green fiery flames. Glad those pops of fire appeal to you, also.

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  3. that GREEN! It demands we dive in and appreciate it. Love this patch. And all the patches. And you and your art. WOW!

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    1. Thank you, dear cheerleader! You bring generative joy on this sunny spring morning : )

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  4. Love the richness of this - the variety of greens!! Awesome Dotty

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    1. Good morning, Janet, and thank you! I really had fun with these greens, and I have to say again that I'm glad I let them strut their stuff.

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  5. It's fun to see how the green combines with all the other patches. The first association that I had with the marks was musical notes ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Simone. I give a little but not a lot of attention to how any patch might combine with the others. It's fun for me, too, to see what evolves.

      A green song! Maybe your choral group will perform it!

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