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DAY 16: Spate

2017 September 16
"Spate" (acrylic on paper 6"x6") by R.L. Gibson

“Spate” (acrylic on paper 6″x6″) by R.L. Gibson

It is Day 16 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge; my offering is “Spate” (acrylic on paper, 6″x6″).

As a xerographist, my work tends to be, almost exclusively, representational.  The 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge offers me an opportunity to revisit abstract painting as an alternate voice.  I started painting today without intention or direction. After the initial layer of gesso, I unpinned the paper and didn’t even work from a specific orientation. It is very muted, a departure for me.  Tomorrow I need more color.  We’ll see.  I am concurrently working on a small body of work that experiments with representational versus abstract layers, and these daily works offer me an opportunity to experiment, like a skills lab, of sorts.  Join me.

Experiments will continue… on Day Seventeen.

2 Responses
  1. September 17, 2017

    New direction… I like it!

  2. September 17, 2017

    Thanks, Charles. I am experimenting. I have a direction I feel strongly about yet. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

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