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I’m a little schizophrenic

It’s true.  I do very different work when I’m at home in my studio and when I’m down in class at the Art Students League.  I’m a little schizophrenic.

Nine months ago I got two 2.5 x 3.5 canvases at a Gala event for the Art Students League.  2.5 x 3.5?!? What can you do with anything that small?  Well … experiment, what else?  So instead of doing the kind of work I do at the League, I decided to try something new.  I made monoprints of my acrylic palette with both canvasses … and really hated both of them (well, one more than the other, but it doesn’t matter). Neither was any good.

So I dug out some fluid acrylics and dripped them on the canvas and started pushing them around with a palette knife.

Two tiny canvases

Very short story later, I liked them.  The one on the right looked like a waterfall; the one on the left, well, I didn’t know what it looked like. But it still appealed to me. So I decided to do more of this kind of work and upgraded to a slightly larger canvas: 5×7.

So, this is my idea of where the ocean meets the beach:

Beach    7×5

My next post will be about the very different kind of work I am doing at the Art Students League.




Posted by ruthhurd on August 10, 2017
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  1. 08/12/2017
    Amoree Beckman

    I love getting your comments! Your abstracts are really special and I congratulate you on your lyrical artistry


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