|Buoy Knot IV|
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Water and Us
I have started using an 18" x 24" Arches block. I still use the 14" x 20" too. I acquired my 18x24 block paper after it had been separated into six sheet layers. I have glued a layer of six sheets to a sealed, varnished 3/4" plywood board. This is quite stable. Here is the latest 18x24:
To me, the appeal of water is universal, timeless, and infinite. We are ourselves water. The "Buoy Knot IV" composition is the result of a process of reaching into nature and abstracting elements of shape, gesture, color, value, and light. I am working with a limited palette. Essentially, I start with a drawing and add light washes first. Over a period of time, I am adding washes of pure color of increasing strength. I observe the progress under natural and artificial light at varying levels. Eventually, the work reaches a state at which I am not able to do any more on it.