Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just A Few More Dotts

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Yes, the photo is blurry - sorry about that - and no, I'm not quite done yet. Well, technically, I'm done; there are no missed spaces, but I'm quite sure that 5 or 6 strategically placed dotts of the just the right colors will help "balance out" this latest endeavour.
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Titled "True Saints (heroes and contenders)", it started as a mixed mediums piece with collage, but didn't quite make it and languished for several years with other unfinished works. I hadn't painted for a while and was up for a challenge; decided to try a few new things while staying true to my oeuvre. I allowed for a little lee-way a couple times (creative license), but mostly each and every dott is where it should be and within bounds. Click image to enlarge. (What looks like negative spaces are all covered with dotts just like the rest of the painting.)
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Your comments, gut reactions, what ever, would be greatly appreciated.
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2 comments:

Denise said...

I find this interesting and it made me think about something similar with words (I thought of this a while back and never tempted my pen)... I see this as a MAP and your dotts are the places you've slept at, eaten at, seen movies at, etc... the list can be endless... but only if you remember every single place you graced your presence with. Each dott, being a different colour, made me think that this is what you've done.... But I Could Be Wrong, but that won't stop me from writing my map!

tackad said...

I appreciate your response: so neat to understand what others see.
To apply the dots, I use little games. For example, at one point I circled any single dots. At another point I captured or "protected" any blue, green or red dots with light grey ones. It's that kind of instructional randomness that generated the image, rather than conciously trying to render something in particular. So the end result is a pleasant surprise - as long as it's "balanced".