Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lake Champlain, Day 2

[entry drafted at Lake Champlain 6/9/18]

Improv.

I notice the surface pattern on a duvet in our vacation cottage, play with elements of it on my big piece of drawing paper.

Lines seen in stained glass window art at a local gallery travel through a paint marker onto my drawing paper.

A wildflower leaf pattern transplants itself into the lush tangle of mark-making growing in front of me.

As the day unfolds, I ad lib in short little snippets of three minutes here, ten minutes there, creating without preparation from whatever I have available: I press a few pieces of collage into place, spread some paint with my finger and spritz it with a spray bottle to trigger drips, draw angular lines with a China marker against a metal straight-edge tool, use a brayer to veil.

work in progress
18x24"; mixed media on drawing paper
detail



6 comments:

  1. Love the addition of blue tones.Still keeps its monochromatic feel. Love those textures in the detail????

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  2. Hi, Carol—thanks for your comments. The blue tones are from whatever gray I was using, from white veiling, and from whatever light I had available when photographing. Textures come from layers, layers, layers.

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  3. Hi Dotty, this all sounds really free and fun and crisp and straight out of the heart. I love the beautiful 'wildflower-pattern'. And the small cut-out detail is beautiful! I also love the black/grey/white 'color'-scheme. it is fantastic in its simplicity!

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    1. Hi Simone—thanks for the feedback! Keep cheering me on and encouraging me with free/fun/straight out of the heart. I've come a LONG way but still find myself getting fussy when fussy isn't where I want to be! The small cut-out detail came from wanting some contrast and seeing scraps of paper at hand : )

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  4. Love your pattern play, and the addition of soft hues. FUN!

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