October 19, 2009

Study for "Ochre and Black Stripes"

Today I started work on a diptych which will be composed of two six inch square panels. I began painting in this format last winter, inspired by my hooked rugs, some of which are diptychs and multi-part pieces. The four egg temperas that I completed are posted here.

I like engaging in a format that carries an image into a relationship with another; they can have the same color and essentially the same forms, but the differences create a lively dialogue. It's basically a formal conversation: shape balancing/pushing against shape, color leaping from one side to the other, line continuing or being broken. Each panel is enhanced by the other, not quite complete without its mate.

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