Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Art Every Day Month - November 9

Working in from the Frame: Islands

My method for today's painting is was working in from the frame. I started each of the 16 blocks with a rough rectangular outline and I worked the watercolor paint in toward the center with wet-in-wet washes and drybrush application of color. I worked quickly and left each separate block as an individual composition, part of the total Matrix (and thanks to Margaret Ryall of Painting On for this description!)

Earlier today I was looking at satellite photos of islands .

Now that I have finished these watercolor arrangements, I am struck at how remarkably similar they appear to each other. I guess both sets - islands and paintings - show things that were shaped by fluid movement and pressure from different directions.



Shayla said...

These colors are gorgeous and I'm enjoying your series. There's something so satisfying about repeating rectangles.

Diane M. McKnight, MA, LMSW, Art Therapist/Psychotherapist/Artist said...

I really love these colors, especially those in the close up..they are so luscious and moving for me.


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