Saturday, October 22, 2016

October already

It's October - a fierce October ! The fall rains and big winds have changed our summer landscape completely. I  got a fantastic new computer - with Windows 10, Photoshop and all sorts of new ways to do old things.  I also got a DVT. Now it's warfarin forever. Thank goodness for painting. I just get out my paints and go to another realm. Everything is about colour and light.

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 think I need a few more strategically placed red and/or while rectangles to link it together better but still keep it slight jarring.

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.

This is the first one. Note how there are outlines and there are blurred areas. This is fun to do and, to me, is reminiscent of Picasso. I think this image is probably upside-down - but that is yet to be finalized.

This is the second one at a very preliminary stage. I plan to make it much more complex. Compared to my other paintings, these are relatively small paintings 12x36.  It is quite wonderful to work on something smaller but no too small.

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