Painting, I think it’s like jazz.Brian Eno
One part of this year long color a month adventure I really enjoy is discovering new ways to play with the same patterns.
Really simple patterns – we’re talking fundamental building blocks here – the squiggles, the dashes and dots. And one of my faves:
Stripes & Lines
How many ways can you make a line on paper?
- Aside from drawing or painting…
- Lines can be straight and wavy, and a bit of both.
- Consider tearing or cutting.
- Experiment with folding and pleating
- Layer pieces together and see the shadow of a partially stuck down shape form another line.
Simple is not always easy, as I explained yester-post. But sometimes it actually is.
Sometimes a series of simple actions – paint smeared and dolloped onto paper, folds, slices, arrangements – can add up to something new with a curious charm you’d never have anticipated.
“Twelvty” 12 Colors in 12 Months
Every month this year I am making a series of pieces in just one color. At the end of the year I’ll combine them into one big multicolored work.
I’d love for you to join me. TWELVTY is open to everyone, and better yet, it’s free!
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