I am in the midst of a series of experiments that explore visual portrayal of time. Summarizing my progress thus far: I developed a graphic that represents the passage of time based on how one’s eyes scan a photographic contact sheet; I assigned the yellow portion of the spectrum and sepia to represent time gone by; I have been using non-yellow colors (blues and reds) to represent the present.
Today I began with a streak of yellow oil paint that began with a dab on the paper straight from the tube. I spread it with a palette knife. I poured sepia ink onto clear water I painted above the curve of yellow. I tilted the paper to create some drips.
I dabbed some blue and white oil paints along the sepia drips and again used my palette knife to streak the colors.
I call this study “Untitled Time Piece”. If any of you have ideas for a title of this composition, I would love to hear them.