Saturday, June 11, 2011
Abstract in Multiple Colors
This painting began with several random strokes on the canvas, each in a different color. From there I began applying dots and dashes, which radiated in various directions from the original brush strokes. The radiating patterns interacted with each other, creating an energetic flow. In stage 3, I applied very thin glazes of strokes of lower value (dark gray purple) in vertical lines and arcs. The effect gave an architectural feel to the abstract image below, so I added horizontal lines, vaguely like stairs. Perhaps this is an homage to Piranesi's engravings of imaginary architectural settings.