|Barriers, Acrylic on Crescent Board, 10"x10", $75|
Today's painting is the result of what Twyla Tharp calls scratching -when faced with a lack of ideas, search among the experts for new ideas or avenues of exploration. I discovered some wonderful artists using basic elements such as fields of color, spacial division, lines, and layers to create wonderful, dynamic compositions. So I selected a few of the ideas that I really liked and decided to see what I could do with them. This painting primarily uses color fields and lines to create a unified, yet interesting composition (I hope.)
After painting the color fields, I added the line-work. I started with the thin, curly lines, then decided they were too consistently alike. So I pulled out an old credit card and added the thick, straight lines to add strength and direction. I think they helped. In the end, it think it looks like a series of barriers that have breaks in them so you can work around them if you try hard enough (kind of like the mazes in childrens' workbooks.)
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