Trying to get a Klimpt like effect. Bought some more big canvases today. Almost as exciting as buying new paints.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Mothers Day and I am home painting another circle picture. My inspiration is Klimt. I love the complicated patterns he paints all over his pictures. They are often not noticed because of the main subject matter - usually a beautiful woman. Point was art nouveau - not respected much.
Friday, May 12, 2017
This might be the end. I think it grabs attention because it is so colourful and simple then holds attention because the green is in unexpected places and there is over all complexity. For those who look further there is the final surprise of a Dennis Brown dot of black and the bits of red in some of the green bits. Anything more would be tidying up where the current paint isn't quite what I planned. I don't think I'll do that.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
I worked on this picture all day. I should have st least gone for a walk. I had a Prolia injection yesterday for osteoporosis - my first one. I think it made me irritable. Hopefully that will go away soon. I do like the green - though now doubt the wisdom of still trying to paint 2 overlapping circles.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I quite liked the previous start but it got too tidy and turned into 2 weird Easter egglike shapes - so I'm trying again. So far so good - but i have no idea where the turquoise should go. Maybe the outline of a third circle floating in the middle. I think I need to mute the white. It was needed to cover the black outlines of the 2 circles but is to strong. Should the circles be circles, balls, discs or labyrinths. Maybe all 4. Maybe this is the BC election results with the greens bringing the other 2 together? What a hope! The overlap is the other big challenge - it needs to be transparent both ways. The whole picture needs to transparent and ethereal and fundamentally asymmetric. This will be tricky given the circles are pretty tightly formed.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
This looks better in the photo than in real life. It had got so dark. Im not into dark right now. Why is it in the series - colours and circles. It is a challenge to make good circles but make look sort of abstract impressionistic. They are either really good circles or really bad circles. I seem to be committed to good ones.