Saturday, September 30, 2017

Day 30 - Finding a Balance

Finding a Balance, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $125

Day 30 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

I did it! This is the last painting in the September 2017 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge. In this one, I toned down the pure hues and let them mix to make more secondaries, particularly greens. Still working on educating my eyes and hands on where the marks should go. I have to admit that I am feeling a lot more relaxed and confident about making these than I was at the beginning of the month - maybe there is hope for me yet!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 29 - Red LInes

Red Lines, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $125

Day 29 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

I'm still playing with stamping, lines, and squares. This time I limited my palette to black, white and Cadmium Red.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Day 28 - Points of Intersection

 
Points of Intersection, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $125

Day 28 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

Almost there! This is the first time (out of 9 challenges) that I have gotten more than 27 paintings done. And I fully expect to finish the last two. This painting follows on the last couple with the combination of lines, squares, stamping, and colorful passages. I'm still feeling my way around on how to distribute the colors, handle the shapes, and manage the lines and other hard edges.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 27 - Crossed Signals

Crossed Signals, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $125

Day 27 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

I like this one. It is a little less bright than yesterday's painting, but it has a lot going on. Three more days in this challenge - and, one last day at the beach (we're expecting 88 degrees today, 65 tomorrow.)

It took a while, but I am feeling a bit more comfortable with this whole abstract thing. I am slowly getting the hang of following my intuition. Just as difficult to me is painting out passages that I like when they don't work in the painting (ooooh, I hate to do that!)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Day 26 - Chaotic Synapses

Chaotic Synapses, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $125

Day 26 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

They say that patience is a virtue. It is surely something that I don't have enough of. This painting has about a million layers - I added things, painted over them, added more things, etc. In between layers, I had to wait for things to dry. This is usually where I screw things up - I go back into the paint before it is dry destroying passages, good and bad, as I go. This time, I waited. The result is pretty cool.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 25 - In and Out

In and Out, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $125

Day 25 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

This was fun. I started with a random distribution of bright colors mixing and overlapping them on the board. Once that was dry, I added the black shapes around the edges. Next came the black and white squares, and, finally, the white arcs. It is a fun, sci-fi kind of piece - the arcs and squares remind of technical stuff. My only complaint with this painting is that the colors feel a bit trapped and none of the colors is truly dominant - I think more breaks in the outer border are needed and the abstract pattern needs to lean emphatically in one direction, color-wise.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Day 24 - Looking for the Rhythm

Looking for the Rhythm, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", NFS

Day 24 - Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days

My mind wasn't in it today.It's really hot - in fact, as soon as I post this I am heading to the beach. Who ever heard of 90 degree days in late September in northern Vermont? That's just crazy. And tomorrow is supposed to be the same.

In this painting, I was trying to figure out the idea of vertical bands of color - how to make them interesting, and finding a rhythm to hold the pattern together. Some areas of this work, and it might all work somewhat better on a much bigger substrate (more breathing room between the bands and more room for variety.) Whatever. I'm outta here.