Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beginning















I'm not going to jumble this up
with my thoughts and reasons for things.
It may have something, maybe a future.
You tell me!

5 x 7 watercolor on cold press.
broad strokes were left handed and
a few details were done with the right.

Sorry this is such a funky reproduction.
The little bubble's are actually dark spots.
Unfortunately they were still shiny when I
copied it. Hence the crappy little bubbles
and poor quality.

12 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Love the colors!!! Love the variety of stroke!!! Very interesting piece DD!!!

I was just thinking about you and wondering what you were up to!!! Glad to see you're up to (yes!) good!!!

SamArtDog said...

Hope you like this as much as I do! Seems to be quite a can of worms you've opened. Can't wait to see what else crawls out...

Double "D" said...

Thanks Kathryn, I think it has some possibilities.
Every now and then I do stay out of trouble.


Sam, I do like it and somewhat surprised at it as well.
If the worms don't pan out I can always go fishing.

loriann said...

And PB just keeps rolling out the surprises! The use of the transparency of watercolor is exciting and new especially in the bottom half. There I keep focusing on those berry like things where I love the depth and luminous treatment.
Good for you using your right and left. How is your arm feeling?

Double "D" said...

hi b,
thanks about the painting. i'm excited about
it because it felt so different. i sketched it out
with my left hand. that left a nearly unrecognizable
drawing. started as a bunch of grapes with vines and leaves. splashed some color around with my left hand, now that felt really weird. certainly kept me from thinking to much and kept the whole thing kind of free. I did brush in the base color of the grapes with my right hand. There were some things i should have left undone, but generally it could be a new beginning. hope to try the same subject again tomorrow.
take your meds!
your painting buddy.

Janelle Goodwin said...

This painting looks like a collage of juicy, ripe fruit. Love it!

Double "D" said...

thanks so much janelle.
the fruit like images started out as grapes.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Yep, I think this one is cool.
Ambidextrous art.

Have you ever heard of Robert Moore?
I watch him do a quick paint at an event one time and he uses both hands at the same time, using a pallette knife - it was amazing to watch!

Double "D" said...

Ambidextrous art. Glad you spelled it first.
not really both hands, mostly left. I can only keep my right hand on the board for a few seconds. Plus I have to paint on my lap to use the right. Doesn't want to get very far from my body. I can't believe all this just to look at a car.

I'll look up Robert Moore and check him out.
Listen, take plenty of time for yourself and don't
sit around a lone all the time. Ruminating is my worst
enemy. Be well, be safe, be happy.

TheChieftess said...

Did I miss something??? did you hurt your right hand or arm???

Double "D" said...

Kathryn,

Yeah, you missed me sprawled on the ice between two cars that I was looking at last Sunday. Messed up my shoulder and in a lot of pain. See the orthopedic doc on Tuesday a.m.

more later.

TheChieftess said...

OUCH!!! Well...my sympathies are with you...so that brings new meaning to your delightful painting!!! Don't know how I missed that nuance!!!

May you have happy and healthy healing!!!