Monday, May 19, 2014

A Change Of Style

...temporarily.  This painting began its life as an orange and black abstract work.  Somehow, during the process, it took on a life of its own.  For some obscure reason this person, with such a fierce 'It's Mine!' look on its face emerged.


I hadn't the heart to deny his presence.  I guess he's here to stay.  However, I will have to alter the hand...looks more like a claw.




Better!......

12 comments:

  1. The artistic process is so fascinating. :) I like it .

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  2. what fun to have a special "visitor" in your artwork Jo!
    oxo

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  3. Isn't it fascinating how you start out with an idea and head in a direction and then somewhere along the line the piece becomes something else! It looks like you did some palette knife painting - love that thick looking texture!

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  4. Fascinating! Love that you let it emerge! It's a very strong image! Just wonderful xo

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  5. I love where you go with your art Jo - you are never afraid to let the moment roll!!! Not sure who or what inspired this one - but he looks very satisfied with himself!! Cheers!!

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  6. it's fun to go with something that is appearing despite what may have been "planned". He certainly does look like he's saying "ha ha! it's mine!"

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  7. I'm so glad you didn't deny him.

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  8. Love it when the work shows up and demands to be painted. xox

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  9. Although I'm not really a painter, or make abstracts, I often fight my own pieces. They end up taking on a life of their own. I've had to learn to live with it. Yours is fantastic, and I think he's happy you decided to let him stay.

    Sorry I haven't been around. I have missed so much. I love, love, love "Brainwaves." It is my kind of art. It deserves to be on permanent view, so the rest of the world can enjoy it, too.

    As for your piece below, I liked both versions. I can see where you might think the first incarnation may have seemed too busy, but I personally think it makes a good argument for working in a series.

    BTW, you said you would check on alcohol and ink. Here are a couple of posts that give far more detail than what I showed in my latest post:

    http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/02/solvent-ink-and-alcohol-backgrounds.html

    http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2013/11/yet-another-technique-to-use-with-file.html

    Although it isn't rocket science, it deserves a better explanation than I gave.

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  10. Fascinating... a little different form you other styles, but just as beautiful. I would love to be a fly on the wall when you are creating:)

    Hope your day is going great!
    Hugs,
    Gaby

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