Departure


Departure
12" x 12"
Acrylic on wrapped Canvas
My latest paintings have had figures appear, pretty much wonky shaped people. It has been fun starting a painting with many abstracted shapes and multiple layers. Next, I look for images. When I find something to develop, it is then a process of addition and subtraction, eliminating part of the busy abstractions in the painting while bringing up some to make the shapes interesting and curious. And of course, adding lines and covering them up, because I love line! Sometimes, I think the images are people, or they remind me of bottles lined up on a shelf.  Possibly, they could be people that look like bottles or bottles that look like people. Or maybe they are just fun shapes. This is today's departure!
Drawing seems to be the key. But even more important is looking and seeing . It reminds me of looking at clouds and playing the game of "what do you see!"


Day 13 of 30 - Sept 13

This painting has at least 9 lives! It began as a canvas with a torn dark intaglio print collaged on the surface. Next muted acrylic was added, but just a tad. This was followed by stages of scrubbing with alcohol, layers of burnt sienna, scraping, covering with titan buff, aqua touches, antiquing, etc. And in between stages it was often taken back to the studs so to speak. At this point it will rest; it reminds me of a well worn comfy pair of Khakis.

Saturday is a Khaki kind of day. Have a good one! 
When You Wear Khaki, You Can Do Whatever You Choose
12" x 12"
Mixed Media on Cradled Canvas