Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Day 13 - Words

Words, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $50
Day 13 of the 30 Day Challenge

Something really different today. I started out by painting the substrate dark gray and let that dry.  Then I used a light tan (Titan Buff) to cover the gray with a fairly thick coat in most places letting a little of the gray peek through here and there. Then while the buff paint was still wet, I went in with a squeegee and a palette knife to create lines and patterns of varying thickness. I used the palette knife to wipe through some of the patterns to break them up a bit, then let the whole thing dry. I was planning to go back in with color but decided I like this the way it is. The color will have to wait for another painting.

As for the title, "Words," this painting speaks to me of the symbols societies create to communicate. All of our alphabets, glyphs, runes, etc. are just lines and shapes that describe what we want to say. Yet most of us can only comprehend one or two sets of symbols or alphabets, rendering other languages and alphabets mere calligraphic shapes devoid of meaning.

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1 comment:

Sheila said...

Wonderful just as it is! Terrific post. I have always envied those who are multilingual