11" x 14" Acrylic on wc paper matted to 14" x 18" available
When I was a kid, my mom took a class in making stained glass. This was back in the '70's and there may have been some macrame in there as well. I seem to recall going somewhere with her and looking at pieces of glass and little colored pebbles. To the best of my knowledge she made and kept three pieces. They are geometric for the most part with a few curves here and there. The colors are pretty too. One depicts a stylized flower, another shows a leaf design and the last one shows a bridge.
I mention the stained glass pieces as a way of introducing the above painting. It was made because of a confluence of coincidences. The first thing is that I went to UC Davis several weeks ago. On my walk through the arboretum I took lots of photographs of the various bridges spanning the creek. Secondly, I have the stained glass pieces that my mom made. The one with the bridge sits on my desk. Lastly, May 1st is coming up which is the 1 year anniversary of my mom's death. So, a series of confluences as I mentioned above.
I can't say that this was exactly the idea that I wanted to get out but it's out and I don't hate it! I am most pleased with the brushwork, particularly on the lower right shape. I did the strokes one way and then went back in and created a kind of cross hatching. I have been experimenting with directional texture using the brush. I like the idea a lot and am wondering about tone-on-tone possibilities using texture. Kind of exciting.
Hope everyone has had a good week so far. If you don't already know, I started a new blog. The link is here. It's intended to be an uplifting and brief read.