Friday, November 06, 2009


For months I have been stewing about how to complete my next three paintings from a series I call "Numeros." The canvases for these paintings are all 20” x 20”. Although I had a certain process for the previous ones, I didn’t want to repeat what I had done before. During the summer I thought about using some colors I had seen in the Japanese animé cartoon, “Ponyo.” Beyond that, I had to think about what I could do to make these next three pieces different.

acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

A couple of weeks back I began by choosing specific background colors inspired by “Ponyo.” I then started creating meandering lines similar to ones I used in previous paintings in this series. While I was rotating my canvases, an idea hit me. Why not have the lines run horizontally rather than run vertically? I looked at my meandering lines and thought of all the line graphs that have been used to talk about the economic news over the last year. Anyway, this is the first of the three new paintings.


  1. I like it, Mo. Nice colors for this time of year. The pattern reminded me a little bit of a ripple crochet afghan pattern. Very nice.

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    The background color dictates what happens with the other colors. This painting just happened to go in a fall direction.

    Thank you for the link. I'm not familiar with that kind of pattern.

    Mo : )