I'm currently into an idea of using a simple and repetitive format - in this case 10x10 multiples - and playing with colour. This is an attempt to further my experiential knowledge of acrylics.
New work begun a few weeks ago started here:
Stretched them a few days ago, and yesterday began adding colour layers.
Transparent greens and blues and pinks and yellow-ish whites:
Then, more green - oh, too much green! Tried to balance with red/orange/pink edge colour:
Hmmm, not quite. making decisions too fast perhaps.
Just stop and think, let it seep, let it settle...
But we are preparing to go out of town for a few days and for some reason, instead of using the trip as a time for letting things settle in the studio, I got into this "finish the thing before we leave" mentality.
Hmmm. I mean, it's one thing to make sure the dishes are done so as not to return home to chaos, but in the studio? Really?
So in the end they look like this:
Or if one prefers, like this:
I am enjoying these, enjoying the colour play and simple format, but somewhere in myself is an idea that I could be pushing them a lot more. If I gave myself more time to look and consider, perhaps... hmmm.
Or perhaps this is it; perhaps deep in my heart I know that I have entered an era of Verna's Little Shop of Home Decor Horrors: quickly made and quickly forgotten, and I will just have to wait out the decade.