Shape, color, line. Those are the essentials of a composition. I have these small canvasses, or sometimes I like to use a heavy Rives BFK, that I work on freely. I start them without a goal which probably comes from the influence of modern art.
I want to share these loose, personal paintings here, as well as any other experiments and more committed works because for a lot of artists, we like to make the magic happen in secret and then present the finished product with a bow on it. It doesn’t always work out that way though, so this blog project is to give you a picture of how paintings can rise and fall and shift and form.
This little piece on a scrap of loose canvas is called Coarse Interference Patterns. Coarse because it is composed of a lot of paint-brush-shaped shapes, crude like that. Interference, because the directions of these shapes and lines are dissonant and disrepectful of one another. Patterns, because all is pattern at a certain scale.
This one is painted with remnants of my old acrylic paint collection, most of it from Los Angeles. I have a few remaining containers of the following that are featured here: