Collage, Painting, and Sketching: My Personal Reflections on Making Art
My first impression is that this is a place where work happens, where tools are, and as my imagination carries me away I'm seeing shelves filled with a variety of supplies. The warm pink kind of throws me off, though, because in my imagination this is a man's space! I really miss your words talking about how you got here!
Carol,That is a very fun interpretation, thank you. I really like structured "work" type environments. Factories, machinery, and all sorts of equipment appeal to me visually. Maybe those ideas have crept in somehow? I have consciously included mechanical looking elements in the past. They do sort of lend themselves to geometric formats.I didn't really have too much direct inspiration for this piece other than the initial layout of colors and shapes. I have been trying to work on both separating and harmonizing spaces on the picture plane. Can they be separate but work together visually? It's probably just something that I can see but that was what I had in mind while making this piece. The colors are the tri color mixes that I have been working with and the title, you may have guessed, comes from a Swing/Big Band song that was playing while I was working. I thought it summed up my state of mind this last week (not!). LOL:)Thanks as always for the comments and visit. I appreciate it.Libby
Wow Libby this is a great piece. I love as always your circles. They keep my eye moving. Color palette is super. Hope you have a blessed day. Hugs!
Debbie,I have been trying to add back in those circular shapes. I really like them also:)Glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope all is well.Libby
I really had a strong reaction of a visual in this one. I think of it as at the beach - lifeguard warnings - directional help - barriers, beach umbrellas, beach balls and the sun! At the bottom I see symbols that started the flow...the top of two legs and swimsuit! Cant help seeing all that and I enjoyed the experience of seeing the flow come together. I can see what Carol Beth sees, too, but only after I read her comment. Isn't it marvelous what abstract shapes and colors can do? Great piece, Libby!
Julie,Well, I was just at the ocean so it's possible that the idea of that crept in somehow. Truthfully, I didn't have anything concrete in mind except for some design parameters. Carol hit on the work place idea which I find appealing too. I am starting to see that basic geometric shapes can represent all sorts of things, regardless of what I originally intended them to be. Very useful and versatile vocabulary.Hope all is well. Thanks for the visit.Libby
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it! I reply back in an email if you are signed in and I can see your address. Otherwise I will post the reply here under your comment. I tend to cut and paste my emails too so that others can experience the back and forth which I think is integral to blogging.Libby