I spent the past month on this lake in the Adirondacks. It was a wonderful time with friends & campers. It was also a time to observe in a concentrated way without the pressure of turning those notes into an image or product. I reflected on my process & methods, & am excited about what is next. There will be more notes & photos about all of it coming shortly. Right now I am sorting thru the images, over 1,000, & curating/ categorizing them. So stayed tuned & Happy Wednesday Y'all!
Sometimes the number of colors I have at my disposal can pull the focus away from what matters in a painting. In my instance the "little infinities". Yesterday this painting was completed using only Winsor & Newton Indigo along with some Morton's Kosher Salt. I wasn't even sure I should add the salt. Sometimes you have to only work with one color so you can see the forms of the painting with greater clarity & less distraction. If you want to see this painting without salt I have a detail of it up over on my Instagram. You can decide for yourself if it should have salt or not? Happy Thursday Y'all!
In the painting below you see how they got the name Domino Moons. Your eye bounces back and forth between the two moons, but gives you the opportunity to notice the differences. I read recently that the way to spot differences in those "Find the Objects" comparative pictures is to cross your eyes. It doesn't work as thoroughly with this as they are not meant to be identical sides, but now you know how to find the hidden objects. Happy Wednesday Y'all!
This painting reminds me more of algae than the other aerial views. Perhaps because of my rigorous use of salt. It has some of the elements, but seems determined to move into another arena. Perhaps I will explore this edge, or perhaps resume my previous course. Navigating these choices is what keeps the work exciting & fresh. Happy Tuesday Y'all!
Since the Revolutionary War continues on in the actions of Dr. Ph. Martin Hydrus and Winsor & Newton Artists Colour, I decided I would see what I could do with paint from the other side of the pond, since their product has long been my staple. The painting depicted above is done with Payne's Grey, Indigo, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue (Deep), & French Ultramarine. There is still some craculature... so I wonder if this is just the result of too much pigment in one area? Perhaps a switch in paper is the next step? Things to think about. Happy Monday Y'all!
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