Blue Edgelessness

Yesterday’s post, Edgeless, was inspired by my reading of Leonardo DaVinci’s notes about using shadows instead of lines to separate insides and outsides of shapes. He claimed infinite gradations of shadings, and not outlines, define shapes in real life. This is particularly true in the way he painted and sketched expressions on faces.

The painting below is one of my experiments in edgelessness, divorced from representation of real life objects. It displays  gradations of  blue shading, with sporadic higher contrast brush strokes.

Watercolor: Abstract - Blue Edgelessness 111717

Blue Edgelessness
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

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