6/3/08

FINAL PAINTING FROM THE BLACK AND WHITE SERIES

This is the last archived painting from my black and white series done almost ten years ago. So many artists say they paint in a series, but I certainly never intended to be 'painting in a series' when this black and white phase hit.

Carla O'Conner stated in a workshop I took that a series should just happen and not be planned. I totally agree with her. That's what happened here, as well as when I got interested in painting openings - like windows and doors. The black and white was as much of a series as was the melding of the shapes together into one value area in these past few posts.

I do not seem to know that I'm painting in a series of related paintings until I'm well into the third or fourth one. Then I can see the relationships between them, and realize that I'm painting what's important to me at the time. That's what a series should be all about.

"CHORES" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches or Fabriano (can't remember) 12 x 20"

4 comments:

Sandy said...

This series has been great to see!

sandy

Dawn said...

very nice Sandy, thanks for sharing the series!

Holly Van Hart said...

very fresh and loose. beautiful!

Jamie said...

I REALLY love the black and white paintings...they are always so intriguing to me! I wouldn't mind being permanently stuck in a "black and white series" phase myself :)

P.S. the photo of the sewing machine painting (down by your class schedule) is amazing--I'll have to look that one up on here to get a larger view of it... As always, thank you for the ever-inspiring images!