Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Meander

I finally got enough time to actually concentrate on my unfinished paintings in the studio. I started two 24 x 48 canvases before Thanksgiving. I THINK they are both finished now. You never know but I will post them both and if I change my mind....well you know what that means.

I started these both out on a ground of cadmium yellow medium. I don't use a lot of this value of cad yellow that much...........Most of it is covered over but I like the way a little peeks out  now and then in these mostly monochromatic pale gray paintings. I also had a lot of fun making a lot of marks with pencil and charcoal in the early, middle and latter part of the process.


Not really having a title for sure yet...they are tentatively titled........Meander 1 and 2. The bottom image is a close up of Meander 1 on top.

12 comments:

  1. i dig this. very cave like...good work woman

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  2. love your colors and textures...

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  3. Very nice! These remind me of some of the Diebenkorn paintings from New Mexico. Have you seen those?

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  4. I like your paintings very much, the titles too! They inspire a very primal feeling and the close-up (thanks for including) reminds me of Pollock. Great work, I would love to see these in person!

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  5. Love the subtleness of the high value, low intensity palette... the marks are really interesting in detail, an added bonus for looking closely.

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  6. Oh Nancy... I do.. I do know those works. Years ago, I traveled twice to Ft worth when a wonderful show of his was up that included the Albuquerque paintings. They are my absolute favorites of his actually. I would feel honored to have any feeling of RD in my work.

    Wax Beach Artist...on the Gulf Coast, do I know you? in any instance, if I do or not, thank you for your comments and I'm happy to have included some close-ups. Maybe I should do that more often.

    Karen... your remarks are always valued. It's not a usual for me to use this high a key painting. I was seeking a different emphasis for these works.

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  7. They are both spectacular as usual. I love the monochromaticness of them. The linework is super! Very nice! They are the peace after the hustle of the busy holiday..

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  8. I always love your meanders, Cheryl. A nice, sensitive way with line. These are no exception.

    Martha

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  9. Thank you Martha and Cathy.... love both your work and respect your comments...

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  10. thanks, Filomena. Need to get myself in gear and paint more canvases.

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