Woman in Gray, Skewed
This daily looking at Tamayo (and by looking, I also mean sketching and exploring with paint) really reduces, narrows, hones - my eyes begin to see the simplest of shapes in a compositional setting. For those of you with a formal art education, perhaps this realization seems rudimentary. For me it is a revelation.
Nepo, in The One Life We're Given, mentions the practice of tracking whale sightings in ship logs from the 1800's. "And all processes of art are essentially ship logs, in which we track the appearance of what matters, and it surprises us with its majestic breach in to the ordinary moments of our day." These studies are my ship logs. A little aha, a majestic breach. I will keep looking.
9/8/2019 01:05:59 pm
Jen! Woman in Gray is SO all about shape, shadow, suggestion, restraint, hint, and implication.
9/8/2019 03:13:53 pm
Dotty! You said "restraint"!!!!! I feel like a champion now. Thanks, lady!
9/8/2019 01:06:49 pm
Love this piece! Again thanks for the your "log"! Love how she stands against the background, and the distortion in her head. Is she looking at me or somehow screaming to the side? Hey maybe Stan will so an online course for those of us on the other side of the world?
9/8/2019 03:14:54 pm
Carol, thank you so much! I'm pretty sure she is both looking at you AND screaming to the side! ha ha! And Stan, if you're reading this, please consider an online course!!! OMG! I would sign up right away!
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