Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study everyday for a year.
One more for the road.
I have stretched artistic new muscles thanks to dear friend, Bea. As a multimedia artist, she comes at art with a wide range of techniques that are not part of my core repertoire. The abstract exercise that I’ve been sharing over the past few days is one she shared with me. In the early stages of creating the initial mural, we dabbed and blotted with deli paper and set it aside for experimentation or implementation.
As I considered the random orange splotches on Sunday, words came into my head suggested by a morning conversation about joy. Unexpectedly, the mural brought forth one more piece. I began to play with making each letter a small abstract composition that took on Miro-like qualities. As the lines were not heavy enough to pull the letters from the background, I began to tint matte medium and paint around them to provide more contrast. The letters never became easily readable but I became more and more appreciative of the energy and complex coloring of the piece. Layers often bring unexpected dimensions to a work and that makes it all the more interesting to contemplate. Go ahead. See if you can extract the word.