|That keyed there must also be a realization, a basic principle of art stating that it is possible to step too far into chaos and disorder just as it is possible to be to orderly.
In the execution of SouthernExposureXXX, acrylic on 18 x 12 inch ash panel, out of the blue, for the first time in almost 20 years I blew a painting. I decided to "just have fun with it". You know, like the naive painters do or the moderns who start out with no idea whatsoever. Bad plan. I had fun for sure and it works up close where I was playing (mouseOver). But, if a completed holistic work of art that has some familiarity with the series is my goal. This cannot be a good start.
Ash for the trash.
Also the 18 x 12 inch panel size is something new. It will replace the 14 x 11 inch format in my next series.
It is geometry, a variation of the golden mean. Starting at the largest size and progressing by dividing the longest side by 2:
36 x 48
36 x 24
18 x 24
18 x 12
09 x 12
The rectangles are also standard sizes and frames can be purchased at art and craft stores. This is a good method of using the 8 ft x 4 ft plywood sheet with very little waste.
For now I am junking this and sticking to the 11 x 14 (28 x36 cm) sketch size because I have used it 3 times in the SouthernExposure series already and I don't want to get into framing and crating complexities.
Does this mean I plan to exhibit? I hope not.