Thursday, December 1, 2016

Multiverse

I think I will call it multiverse.

Yellow expanding

I put some yellow beams through the side of the large orange sphere in the central panel. I can see that it is taking over. I think the solution will be more yellow in upper left top background to kind of melt into the yellow beams. Or maybe just some yellow dashes on both panels. That would tie them together better. Anther puzzle to work on is the width of the white edges of the spheres and how much to lighten the color so  it blends into the white. Right now I think more blending and a narrow rim of white with drip down being multicoloured
. This is the fun part - most of the work is done and now it is fine tuning. It'd a challenge on such a big painting.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Website updated

For the last couple of days I have been working on updating my website, www.pennygrantpaintings.ca. All my newly completed abstract paintings are now up. I still have several that are underway that I talk about in this blog.  It feels good to get this technical stuff done - a nice change from struggling to get my triptych right. I still have a big job of redoing my entire website with software I haven't yet bought - so that it will have a more professional look and fit on all devices.

Next thing - make some new business cards. I've done this several times in the past but will have to figure out how to do it again on my new fancy computer. I have the Avery card stock - so it shouldn't be too hard.  The question - which painting to put on it? Or should I put on a portrait?


I kind of like the one with the phone.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Triptych

Here is a new part of my triptych.  A new turquiosey colour added to reds oranges yellows magenta and blues. I like the ray that appeared. I think I will add some more rays to other parts of this big painting. .

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Triptec sgain

This is a really big painting - 3' x 9'. Or 3 separate pretty big pictures 3' x 3". I showed it to Dennis and he suggested muting the "dabs " on the left panel. Yes - this really helped.  I had thought of taking the emphasis  to the other panels but couldn't figure out how to do it. Also fluff our the edges of the spheres  which I was planning to do myself.  So it's getting there but not done yet. I joined the Federation of Canadian artists today as a supporter. I wonder how that will go.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Triptec going strong

I have been working on my triptec - developing the flow of the background and working on the discs to bring out new contrasting colours. I still like the middle panel best because the rubbing alcohol created the best blobs. I have to bring all the panels to an equal strength and delicacy.

Monday, October 31, 2016

More synesthesia

Apparently about 1-3% of the population have synesthesia- so it's relatively rare. Also, as mentioned previously, it is related to dyslexia which is genetic. Yesterday I found the first adult I know who also sees numbers as colours. Who? My sister! This is very weird but also very interesting - it seems obvious that there is a genetic connection.

I will ask my older grandsons if they see colours with numbers or if they were just being over enthusiastic when I asked them years ago. They both inherited colour blindness from my dad (through me) but that doesn't mean they don't see any colours. They just can't distinguish between red and green - but they do see yellow and blue and some other colour that none of the rest of us see instead of red and green. They are both excellent artists but do all their work in black and white.