Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Square Abstraction
Whenever I first sit down to paint, I make these painted strips from the cut ends of the paper I am using which is 9" x 12". I like to paint in a square so these ends measure 3" x 9". 

Sometimes I will paint 3 or four of them at a time to test out a new color palette. So the other day I was playing with them as though they were a puzzle and this is what I came up with. I adhered them to another piece of paper which did not work so well.  It caused the paper to warp even though I thought it was sturdy. I think if I do more of these I will need to adhere them to a cradled panel. I think they have great potential as a series. I enjoy painting these strips and I find sometimes that they are more successful than an entire painting. It is worth investigating.

Here are a few examples of the strips:

1 comment:

Charlene O'Rourke said...

I saw this piece yesterday on your blog and loved it! Thanks for the story of how it got made. I like the idea that there is the freedom of experimentation first, then the discipline of composing later.