Monday, April 7, 2008
39 and 40 for the year
these are the last two paintings that i did last week .... the class was an abstract collage class .... so, the last eight, all done in the class, weren't abstract .... i have trouble with abstract, actually.... so i always put a bit of representational in ...but with these two, i made thick, thick, thick gesso backgrounds and pressed my large alphabet stamp into them ..... so there is VERY thick lettering...raised ....rough..... highly textured .....
so once i got the thick luscious backs, i used a variety of golden's fluid acrylics to play in and out of the texture .... i painted and buffed and painted and roughed and painted some more .... and this is what i got ....with all that lettering they have a resemblance, a thematic thread comparable to my usual art style .... but are more abstract ...though no where near as traditionally abstract as most of the artists in my class......
i think they are lovely ... but they aren't very "me" ..... whaddaya think? me or no?
and if you were me and you made something not "me" meaning not "you" would you, being me, put it in your gallery show that's happening in about a month?
and if you understand that question? you could be me...... how weird is that?