Though the gorge is rugged, rocky, sharp and angular, it is blanketed nearly year-around by mist. It sneaks into valleys and between trees, obscuring jagged edges and steep drop-offs, making everything softer, gentler. I, too, am softened by the gorge - by views that make me teary, elevations that test my mettle, mists that roll in and obscure the world below.
About the art - working with a limited color palette, I focused on building texture using paper towel, rubber wedge, palette knife, beat-up brush and spray bottle. To my surprise, I have no process pics to show you, as I was so caught up in the soft mood of this abstraction that I forgot to get out the camera. As always, fighting the urge to overly define the details. No "happy little trees" here! Just blurred blobs of suggestion.
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11/26/2020 10:02:10 am
Wow, wow & wow! That’s incredible.
11/26/2020 05:05:59 pm
Carl! Thank you, friend. I am grateful for the inspiration from the gorge that fuels this series!
11/26/2020 11:35:52 am
I am grateful for and blanketed by the soft by the gentle by the mist in the gorge by your inner made outer.
11/26/2020 05:06:33 pm
Dotty! Thank you, dear one. I am grateful for YOU!
11/26/2020 11:36:34 am
Less is MORE! I love just suggestions! YAY for limited palette! Don't the yellows and black make gorgeous greens!
11/26/2020 05:07:21 pm
Carol! Indeed, they do make gorgeous greens! I am learning (slowly slowly) the art of suggestions. xoxoxo
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