This checkerboard is inspired by kandinski and is meant to go with Gardener's Dilemma.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
I have worked on several paintings over the past month. Here is one I started in the September class with Dennis Brown:
I love it. It is so peaceful. I know I need to do a tiny bit more - but I don't want to loose what I have.
I also revisited Gardener's Dilemma and think it is nearly done - but not quite.
I have done quite a bit on on my Triptec. Here are the 3 pieces together plus a close up of the connection between the second and third pieces There is so much more to do but I love the warm glow in my studio.
I have also gone back to Troubling Waters 2 and added a bit more collage - words about plastic water. There was a lot of news about Nestles taking water from a community in Ontario recently. I thought some actual quotations about the problems caused by plastic water would add to the aesthetic appeal and to the message:
Maybe Troubling Waters 2 is finished now. I put the most recent iteration on my website because I think it is.
And finally, I started a new series I am calling them "iKandi" because it is inspired by Kandinsky and Dennis Brown's October class. Mike thought it would be a cool name.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
I think this painting is finished except for edges and final matte finish. I am very happy with colours and pretty happy with the design. I will take it to my class in Ladysmith tomorrow to see if Dennis has any useful comments. My idea (from Dennis) is to take on piece of it and make the next one and thus creste a series. The only parts that look possible right now are the magenta rectangle and the textured bit. Oh maybe the red and white squares next to the magenta rectangle. Also green leafy bit in the middle. Don't really know how to do this - that will be my aim for tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
To me a garden is imposed order on nature. I hope this picture ends up depicting the conflict between wild nature and imposed order. . Next step is to add some lovely yellowish green chaos on the left side and reduce the stripey look (or maybe not.) I tried to blog this on my phone but the photos would not download and the whole thing would not publish.