Sunday, August 30, 2009

Alpha Tau

Returning to a purple background, I decided to switch up my transition colors. So, this time the objects created by dots shifted in a red direction toward the center of the piece. Beyond that I let my dot process take its course.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Alpha Sigma

Recently I went to see the Japanese animé film “Ponyo” which was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was after seeing the movie that I painted my new dot painting. I decided to make my shapes dark and then use pastels on the space around my shapes. My guess is some will tell me the shapes are paisleys.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Alpha Rho

Yellow-Orange is the background for my dot painting below. The dots are high key making the design rather subtle. Therefore viewing from across the room might prove more difficult. Still I’m please with my pastel colors.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alpha Pi

Well, I hadn’t done a green one in a while, so here it goes. I started with four circles and then made them part of an “X.” Between the green and the circles I thought about aliens. Hey, I’m just making a pattern and generic name. I’m not limiting this work to say it is simply an alien. OK, now it’s your turn.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Friday, August 14, 2009

Alpha Omicron

So back to a purple background I went. After going round and round deciding which pattern to use, I chose a flower design, of sorts. I wouldn’t want to lock it in specifically, however. Viewers just might find something else in it. Anyway, I was tickled with my color transitions. My painting did become a bit complex.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Alpha Xi

In response to recent visits to family friends’ homes, I decided to play with a combination of browns, reds and oranges in a dot painting. I knew I wanted an undulating curve pattern. However, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I finished. Luckily for me, being intuitive worked. This one excited me.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Alpha Nu

Again I chose a variation of red for my background. On top I added bright green dots to form a cross with small points jutting out. Blending colors as I worked to the center and then the edges of the canvas, I developed contrasting gradations. The cross was just a shape to use this time around.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Alpha Mu

The round shapes I used in Alpha Iota encouraged me to paint more round shapes in this painting. Again, using a yellow background proved to be a tricky. I went with contrasting dark complementary colors in order to tame it. I included fewer round shapes this go-round.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"