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.
I intended some of the brushstrokes to represent pages of open books. The bold green stroke that divides some of the curved lines is the bookmark (with a vengeance). It rips trough the pages to make itself known.