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May 26, 2011 May 27, 2011

Filed under: Abstract,Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 6:59 am
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This has been a good and productive week but I have not been very ambitious or successful with my painting. Good stuff – My grandson is out of Afghanistan and back at his base in Germany. He is coming home for a month’s leave around June 11. YEAH!!!!  Also I haven’t mentioned it yet (other things on my mind!) but I was honored to win third place in the Southside Art League members show with my painting Geraniums in Dappled Sunshine. And I have been productive because I developed the first draft of a tour on American Modernism to use for one of my public tours. I am going to cover the first 50 years of the 20th Century and the Armory Show of 1913. Everything up to Abstract Expressionism and how we got there. Did you know Arthur Dove was the first American to paint an abstract painting? Kandinsky, of course, was the first ever to do it.

The last time I posted I was having trouble with a small 6″ X 6″ painting. Well, I fiddled and diddled and came close and messed up. There’s only so much you can do in a 6″ X 6″ space so I eventually turned the paper over and decided to do another experiment looking at cells. I have been interested to see if I can find a way to use Easy-Release dots that they sell at Staples and Office Max. I thought by layering I might be able to get some interesting cell like shapes. With my earlier try I didn’t let the paper dry well enough and the dots just ripped up the surface of the paper. This time I had fairly good success because I let the paper dry overnight. Still don’t know if I like it but I am learning how to work with something new. Here’s my final piece…

Cells 3