Study 69: Art Resolutions-Remaking the Wasatch Range

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year.

Salt Lake City-Day 3

Being a midwestern girl, the sight of mountains from my breakfast table is stunning–even when I am looking at them over non-descript urban architecture. As I mentioned wasatch inspirationyesterday, the Wasatch Range will not go down as the most memorable mountains. That said, they are mountains. And over my scrambled eggs, I sketched 3rd wasatch abstractvarious abstractions based on shapes including shadows. Last night, I pulled the sketch into the Tayasui drawing program and added color in layers. I enjoyed the process and challenge of editing detail and choosing which lines to leave and which to delete. I’m looking forward to further experimenting with the palette moving further from representational color and into more emotional and intellectual choices to see where this will lead the different elements. I am already looking at making new decisions based on breaking the piece into a grid.

wasatch abstraction in color

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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