Monday, March 30, 2009

Unfortunately, that keeper that I had hoped to accomplish is still on the board. I get a bright idea and then stay up all night working to finish it. The new one is a little tedious- interesting, but tedious. I hope by now that you have all surmised that it would be hard to pick my particular style. I think that this is due to teaching students to be creative and be problem solvers. I also need to challenge myself to solve problems. Today's work consists of actual small squares that are cut and overlapped(1/4"each). When viewing the actual work shadows are cast by the individual squares onto the one beneath it. Throughout my various types of paintings patterns have been very important. I have a brother-in-law who creates work using this technique. His are all very large and color field types of paintings. He uses color match-like paper to do them. He is an architect by trade. I think that he should pursue his painting. We are all impacted by that which surrounds us. On this beautiful Monday afternoon, I hope that you have taken the time to step outside and smell, feel , hear and see the day.