Untitled 040317

I began today’s study with the idea of sprockets in my head. I took a picture the other day that had repetitive square figures at the top edge that reminded me of sprocket holes in a roll of film (see Sprockets).

Instead of creating square figures, I painted a wavy blue line. The rest of the composition was about the interaction of colors.

Watercolor: Abstract - Untitled 040317

12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

It is difficult for me to keep my mind from thinking of what the picture means, as I am painting. At one point, I was reminded of stalactites and stalagmites in caves.

If I were to follow strict abstract expressionist orthodoxy, I would have scrapped this composition, since it form that can be identified as a figurative element (i.e., stalactites or mountain peaks, etc).

I like both the color and the form in this composition.

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