January 19, 2011

New Hooked Wool Sketches

2011 #1, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 12 1/2 x 12 inches.


2011 #2, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 12 x 14 inches.


Here are my first wool sketches of the new year. Because they're quick to do, I like working on them in batches, running through ideas. I feel as though I have the entire history of geometric abstraction to play with, to steal from. I am attempting different moods by the choice of color, from bright to dull, playful to serious, though on the whole the result seems playful to me; I've always liked a touch of humor in art.


2011 #3, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 13 x 11 1/2 inches.


2011 #4, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 12 x 13 1/2 inches.

7 comments:

  1. These are beautiful

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  2. right on! I love the combination of paint wool & fabric. a 3D sketchbook....

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  3. So beautiful. Glad to have found you!

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  4. These are so fresh, I feel like running my hands over them like a little kid!

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  5. thank you all So Much. I'll continue...

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  6. These pieces are beautiful. I am especially drawn to 2011 #1. There is something so satisfying and serine about its symmetry. Something of a visual palindrome. I mean that in a good way.

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  7. thanks ski. Visual palindrome is interesting: I mistakenly was working on the piece upside down, but the balance was off. It was easy to get confused.

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