Study 93: Art Resolutions-Experiment with Leftovers

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.



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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