Nature

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#353 Nature
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Pollock, when told he had to do more work from nature or he would get repetitive, said, “I am Nature”.

I did not really mean to do this one, but I just got carried away with strokes.

I post, partly because of the lovely idea I from a conversation with Edward about recapitulation. The sense I have is that I can’t really move on till I fully recapitulate the past. Duchamp did that.

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Strips

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#328 Strips
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Young

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#315 Young
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Doodling while listening to Neil Young. This is perhaps the last in the series I did beginning #0058, while they are fun to do, and I like to revisit various styles, I think I have done my dash with these.

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Salvaged

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#310 Salvaged
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The word salvage came mind – it seemed like a pile of old stuff. This is a distorted glimpse in a direction I want to follow, but only a glimpse. I was experimenting with “Deep Paint” which is dramatic in how it handles light and relief in the strokes. However adding light to create pseudo relief to a flat surface is one of the fake aspects of the digital work I don’t like. Many of my sketches have it, and it does seem to work in some ways. Perhaps I should get over it? But no, I think I will avoid it from here on.

Deep paint creates layers which it uses to build the relief. Below in this post are three used to create this one. I almost prefer each layer in its own right.

When I say a glimpse, it is because one day I will do large abstract, colourful, rich oils, they will have relief, this a sketch!

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Playing Pollock 1

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#306 Playing Pollock 1
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This and the next few were done using a really funny flash animated tool on the web: Here Have a go! I confess, in the past, having some disdain for splashing paint as Pollock did. That changed in two steps. One was seeing an original in the Dunedin art gallery about 5 years go. It was quite a small painting and the texture was created with small splashes. The painting was subtle and finely executed, notions I would not have associated with Pollock through my media fed ignorance. The second thing was the Ed Harris movie. Maybe he was more unlikeable in real life, and his wife may be more instrumental in the development of the form than portrayed, but the one thing I love & it is shown well in the movie, was the way he danced his paintings into life, he moved with grace, Ed Harris took years to learn that for the film.

So, here are a few playfully splashed, using the Flash toy. Thanks to whoever made the software.

 

 

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Blocks

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#305 Blocks
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Consciously exploring a form. Composed squares of colour. I found it harder than it looks, deleted a lot, and not satisfied yet, though this was the survivor. I will look for more that I like in the genre – and make an “inspiration” post.

There – another little project within a bigger one.

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Place 4

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#304 Place 4
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Of these “place” abstracts this one satisfies me most. It is the one I spoke about in an earlier post: here.

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A3+, 33 cm x 48 cm archival paper. The image size is Full. The next available print is: 1/25 This one and the next few I am printing “borderless” on A3+ 13 x 19 inches. They will need to be framed with a mat around, not on them.

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Place 1

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#301 Place 1
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It was with this question, literal or expressive in mind that I began the next few. They are not expressive of Mt Cook, but of my immediate place in Christchurch at the time. Expressive but I allwed nothing literal in, not even the colour really, so this is all from within.

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Net Development

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#0226 Net Development
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This one is a development on the last – and I will add the podcast here about these dream images:

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Net

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#0225 Net
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The third of three dream images.