Sunday, August 5, 2012


($125.00.....5" x 5"...mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel...floated on a linen mat in a custom frame.)

"Color performs a rhapsody in all of creation." As much as I love my neutrals such as black, browns, grays, and whites.... full bore color stops me in my tracks.   Isn't it grand!

For all of you pouring medium aficionados out there, you are looking at a piece that had some "not so lovely" edges along the right hand side where you see the black patterning. But I am completely satisfied now that the problem is resolved by placing the lace like pattern over that black edge and allowing it to spill out over the other two color blocks. The butterfly provides another pattern and emphasizes the swirl of pink at the top edge of the pink shape.

So if you have pouring medium pieces that have some areas that didn't turn out so well, this is one way to resolve that problem. You will need to make sure that if you use black line work, that you have an echo of black in the piece. Both of these images came out of Dover Publication Books and are copyright free. And most of these type of books now have a CD in which case you could print the patterns in a different color. Certainly this broadens the range of what you might do.

And many of my lettering arts friends spend all of their free hours creating Zentangles which is also an option. You will need to prepare this surface as for lettering to accomplish that, but the results would be unique and totally original. (Of course, some of my friends have way too much time on their hands, but they love this contemporary form of doodling so I wish them well.) If you don't know what a Zentangle is, just google the name. It will open up a whole new world. And there you have it...a few more things to think about.

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