Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm using some color again.

I'm doing a whole mess of paintings like this one. This is one of the random Haeckel-style pile paintings. Other drawings I've made of this type are more ordered. They are fun to make because the forms grow so unexpectedly. I just make branching lines grow evenly until there's no room left, then I stop. The lines end up competing, the stronger of them reach the limits of each form. I was skeptical about using color, but it really does help to focus on particular areas of interest.