Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Art of Repetition

each painting is 4" x 4"
encaustic on cradled birch panel

Creating a rhythm or pattern by repeating the same subject matter over and over has captivated artists over the years... from Monet and his Haystacks, to Andy Warhol and his Pop Art. Color dictates mood and shifts energy and movement.

Pathways have been a consistent element in my body of work. I am currently working toward simplified landscape paintings bordering abstraction, by repeating the landscape theme using minimal lines in composition. My hope is to also create a more sophisticated and subtle end result.

The Road, study in repetition
encaustic on Rives BFK
22" x 10"

each painting is 18" x 24"
watercolor on Arches 140 lb. paper

These watercolor paintings are older works from my "Pathways and Transitions" series first exhibited in 2010 although the theme continues, now using encaustic and mixed media.

Most recently I discovered printmaking and encaustic collagraph techniques, my last blog post features pathway prints here - Seeing, Doing, Learning

And just recently I purchased a pin press, allowing me to continue to explore printmaking and Pathways from my home studio.

Akua Pin Press

I'm just going with the flow and following my heart.

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