Sunday, April 11, 2010


In recent years, while visiting some people’s homes, I’ve noticed a lot of interiors decorated with earth tone colors – especially in some abstract artwork. My palette usually consists of pastel colors. Thus I figured I ought to give the earth tones colors a whirl. My previous painting “ve” was a trial run for this one.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

The first issue I ran into was communicating painterly expression using dots. The large abstract paintings that inspired me had very loose brush marks on them. I achieved a loose pattern by applying the dots irregularly. Also I thought about what colors go forward and backward in space. The finished image looks like some ancient symbol.


  1. I like it, Mo. It made me think of dried vines winding around a trellis for some reason. It turned out well, I think.

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you. : )

    Dried vines, eh? I see them.

    Mo : )