Monday, July 16, 2018

Grasshopper

I am hopping all over the place: from a day-with-Joan piece, to a Lake Champlain piece, to shaving-cream bookmarks, back to Lake Champlain, over to pointillism.

Today, I pick up another Lake Champlain postcard to develop. Nothing happens.

So once again I jump over to what I painted at Joan's house and, happily, get going on a postcard-sized section from that start-plus-subsequent-layers.

Love the place from which I start, love the scritchy place where I stop for now.

work in progress
new layers of India ink and acrylic on paper

8 comments:

  1. Scritchy, scratchy, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. I see adventure ahead ;)

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    1. Good morning, Sheila! Your comment has taken me directly to camp where we often indulge in a repeat-after-me-cheer that begins with "HUMBA HUMBA, a rikky tikki tumba!" Indeed, adventure ahead : )

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  2. Scritchy! Love that word. And it is a beautiful place. You are wise to have several pieces, several styles to hop around from one to another. The muse is selective, and doesn't always want to work on the one piece we started! I keep a bin of "starts" to choose from. Yet still and sometimes the muse wants a new board. Sheesh!

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    1. Scritchy is what it felt and sounded like, spell-check be damned : )

      Yup, what you said re the muse and having a bunch of starts at hand as well as fresh paper/board/canvas!

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  3. Scritchy or scratchy what ever... love them... do you mix your turquoises? Had an exercise in greens today and had a hard time mixing.. love them with the violet!

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    1. Most of the colors you see here, Carol, are a blend of a color from a tube plus at least black or white, and often something a little more complex, but I did not start with primary colors. The turquoise is some kind of blue green, and the purples and greens started from tubes, too, not from my mixing. Glad they appealed to you—they appeal to me as well!

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    2. Thanks, we are learning to use only the primaries, 2 of each + raw umber or a brown. I mix my own black. Ultramarine + raw umber, depending on the ratio I get a cool or warm black.

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    3. Fun to have you get more specific here since I've just been reading about exactly that in something I bumped into on line. Thanks, Carol.

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