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Very interesting textures. I believe that old Charleston is having an effect on you! A good one of course! It appears to me from this photo that the hues, textures and dreamy quality of the weathered, ancient architecture might be reflected here a bit. Comments?
R.,Yes, Charleston has worked its way into my spirit. Didn't take long, did it? Even now, many years later, New Orleans is still with me; and of course the West Indies will always be. I believe places we've lived stay with us forever. It's clear to me that place and time are important to my creative process.I don't consciously think of architecture, or any tangible thing, during the planning or painting stages; but it's in the subconscious, like many things. Thanks for another great comment.
By the way, regarding the images in Friday's post http://stephanieclayton.blogspot.com/2010/12/found-drawings-6-and-7.html "Can you guess what it is?" The answer: it's a sea plant with coral growing on it. The pinkish part is the coral.
I enjoy transluscentlayers anytime of theday,( and night).
Pete-One reason I wanted to work in encaustic is its translucent quality.
This one is so warm and luminous with lots of 'process' peeking through + great colors..love it! Charleston's definitely working its magic.
Michele-It's interesting that a painting in black/white/greys can have warmth but I do see a bit of that quality here. Working with a colorless or subdued palette seems appropriate now, after using saturated hues for many years in the Caribbean.
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