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?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Art Every Day Month - November 4

Types of Separation
Separation - Tree Stump - Detail of 11" x 15" Watercolor on paper -
Examination of types of separation in wood

Source photo
Walking through the woods, I was intrigued by the various ways that whole objects can become separated. There's sawing, there's peeling, there's cutting, breaking, twisting, tearing, splitting, and cleaving. In this tree stump, you can pretty well see all of these. Each of these processes leaves a particular mark or texture, the signature of what has taken place. It's up to the observant person to notice what has happened.


Jen said...

This is gorgeous! I love the golden background, and you have really captured the feel of the wood. Really nice!

J Bamman the southern sunshine girl said...

This is beautiful! Lovely

Mavis said...

Thanks for your encouragement - I am excited with how these images are developing. I am glad that you are enjoying them, too.