These past days have been oh so very full. Full of running from one place to another, full of forgetting to remove the paint off my hands before going to my day job, full of gray mornings and tea (the best!), and full of studio time.
I am wrapping up my second week of Summer Studio Experiments and wanted to update you on what I have been trying. The above painting is the only current experiment that I dare share with you- the others are hiding their strange and contorted faces behind my studio table. Yes, I said that no judgement was allowed with this project and I meant it! That does not mean I am ready to share them just yet...but I do promise to show them all at the end of the August.
It is infrequent that I paint entirely abstractly so this large sheet of paper was a true experiment. Not concentrating on subject matter is allowing me to focus more on technique and indeed I have tried quite a few things- pouring, printing, layering, scraping, using the back of the brush, splattering.... there is more to come and I feel the need for more mess!
My next post (Friday, July 1) will share the process and the progress behind one of my newest paintings on canvas- it is my most complex piece to date and I am excited about it! My goal is to weave some of the loose experimentation from these formal paintings on paper into my larger body of work.
Happy experimenting to you!