I've been playing with my little series of black and white vessel paintings. I don't usually start with such a concrete theme and am still figuring out if I like doing that or not. It did give me a starting point as I roughly sketched out all sorts of vessel shapes in black and white.
I allowed myself the freedom to let go of that initial shape if I wanted to. After some playful early painting, I found myself stuck. It was really hard not to start painting around that initial shape and hang onto it. It felt limiting.
About 5 of the 10 pieces are starting to near completion. Here's one I was happy with that did work very closely with the vessel shape.
|"Handmade", 11x11", acrylic on paper|
And my favorite painting so far completely let go of it. I can only see hints of the bowl shape when I turn this upside down.
|"Solo Expedition," 11x11", acrylic on paper|