Color affects everything! My work is about color relationships and the energy that color can generate...paintings on silk and on canvas
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Return to the Studio
After putting up the second show of 27 paintings in City Center, I needed to take a break from making paintings. I can be very productive, but it is important to back off and get some of those other things done. On Mother's Day it was very cold here and perfect for a studio visit. The space was clean and all my supplies were put away....no mixed paints waiting to be tested, or even to see if they could be reworked. I found some paper and the oil pastels under the table and put color to paper. I was off! I gessoed a couple of large papers and stapled a piece of canvas to an old frame and gessoed it. There is joy in preparing surfaces, using a large brush to smear the gesso around. Once I get rolling I am a dynamo...did I really say that about myself?
Here is the large paper sketch, poorly cropped, I see. and still unmeasured, maybe 22x36. I had taped it to a large corregated cardboard and the corregations show added more texture to the drawing. At Art Group today, Janet commented that I was getting more comfortable with white. So right she is! I see that my interest of the shifting of the forms beneath us still holds true in this piece. Movement is captured and explored and the shifting continues.