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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Forward Motion

I like the "whatever" painting that Michael did the other day, so thought I would travel a bit down that road too. This was also inspired by a John Salminen video I watched recently. He took 4 arbitrary objects and did overlapping contour drawings of them, then pulled shapes out of these intersecting lines. He colored them with a hierarchy based on value: white, black, and mid-tones. The largest shape was white, and the others were supporting. Mine isn't quite as dynamic as his, but his required an amazing amount of thought. So even these seemingly freeform compositions can use the ole noodle. A good mental exercise as well.

"Forward Motion" 12x12 oil pastel and oil paint on board, ©Laura Gable
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