January 06, 2015

Ascending No. 2

Day 6 of Leslie Saeta's January Challenge.

Ascending No. 2

6" x 6" x 1/8" Gessobord


By Kelly Dombrowski


While this cannot be truly gestural abstraction because I DO plan somewhat with attention to form and composition so it's pleasing to at least my eye, it has many of it's markers of spontaneity and intuitive mark making with my fingers, palette knife, dribbles and other ways of getting paint on canvas.

It's not easy making something look easy and it's not easy making spontaneous marks!  If you have never tried, give it a whirl!  You might just find out you love it!

In continuation off the black and white theme this month, these paintings symbolize the upward swing out of depression.  We are getting momentum now.  Blue happens to be my very favoritist color!  Everrrr!  So it's appropriate to have a dash of Ultramarine Blue.

The white symbolizes light and life coming out of the darkness and depression and the color accent is the zest and joy for life.

I would like to explore the different blacks.  I see this series as groupings of four using Bone Black and Titanium White.  The color accents, just a bit, drawn by a palette knife, will be Cad Red, Ultramarine Blue and Cad Yellow.

As I move on I will explore Carbon black and maybe Chromatic black.

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