Sunday, April 15, 2012

Random.. a painting

by Jo Reimer
Random
acrylic on paper
22x30"

This is what happened recently when I set out to paint with absolutely no intention other than to use complementary colors, in this case orange and blue. I chose lines and circles with grid lines and just kept painting until the composition came together. At first I called it ugly but after looking at it for a few days I find I quite like it. But for sure I prefer to paint with some realistic thing in mind... landscape, flowers, still life... although with my surface design and quilting background the geometry of pure design continues to pop out of me now and then.

6 comments:

  1. Sometimes geometry is just in the blood, nothing you can do but embrace it.

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  2. I agree with Randall. This is a very eye catching piece Jo. I'm loving circles at the moment too.

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    1. It's hard for me to get away from right angles... squares, rectangles, stripes. Circles seem like a good counterbalance.

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  3. Wow Jo! This is so great: the circles and squares, complementary colors, layers… everything!

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    1. Thanks Val. I called it ugly until I gave it time and space. Now I'm thinking about continuing in this vain.

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  4. I love this! I can see a garden plan, bubbles through window blinds, underwater explorations... love it.

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