Sometimes a bit of news is hard to get a handle on. Especially when it’s just an amorphous blob.
Macbeth is bloody and messy. I hope that further visual inspirations are in store, the more I learn about this complicated play.
The bold application of purple overwhelmed the original slim, wavy red and blue brushstrokes. I like the enveloping light blue washes that provide balance to the central tangle.
The aimless scribble with which I began this piece turned into half of the tragedy-comedy mask (the smiley half). This is a mask that can be worn with ribbons.
Today I experimented with layers of watercolor washes. I soaked the whole paper with water and streaked red, yellow and blue onto different areas. Subsequent washes added depth and saturation to the underlying layers. Some of the colors leaked into cuts I made with a razor blade. I thought I could get a secondary pattern […]
I started this one with a multi-layer wash. I outlined it in Payne’s grey to create a stage. The shape reminds me of a painter’s palette. I was a bit stymied at this point. I did not know what to do next, so I just doodled around. I ended up slashing around with a razor […]
Another emphasis on eyes, beginning with three initial curves. The first lines in this painting are in red. The triangular black area, speckled with white seems to be gazing in at the original eye, bounded by the curved black areas at the right hand side of the picture.
The first three strokes (in green) suggested an eye with open eyelids.The rest of the swiggles represent the objects between my lens and my retina that interfere with my vision.
Lately I’ve been starting my abstracts with slashes of a brush loaded with paint. I laid in some of the curvy lines to fit in between. The curved lines suggested a directionality, a flow. I added blue to suggest water.