It was over the Holidays that I was able to take a little time to read...for fun. I am an avid reader of biographies, and this time I spent exploring the history of a few of my favorite artist. There was one theme that constantly appears... "Paint in a series". Use the same basic theme; whether it is color, shapes, objects, it doesn't matter. Render them in a minimum of ten paintings. That is what I'm doing with this new series. Exploring the same theme over and over. At first you would think that painting the same thing, ten or more times, would get Really Boring. In fact it does quite the opposite. As the artist, you become very familiar with what ever material you might be using, which opens up the freedom to explore the theme.
Wiggles and Giggles...A study in the application of shapes and lines added to an abstract painting incorporating the dominate use of circles.
This is a big transition from my usual work. I would love to hear from you. What do you think about the change? Have you ever tried a similar approach with anything, maybe writing, setting up a new approach to teaching a lesson, managing your personal budget. What were your results; both positive and or negative. Would you do it again?