Sunday, January 16, 2011


Four years ago, while The Ogden Museum of Southern Art I noticed a large abstract painting by Kendall Shaw. His use of squares in patterns intrigued me. Before leaving, I bought a catalog of his work.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Recently I saw the painting again, at the Ogden. Also, I looked at his other paintings in the catalog I bought. Finally, I settled on some colors from his palette and started painting dots. As much as I liked his uniform squares, I let my dots vary in size.


  1. Neat pattern with this one, Mo. On a very personal level, this one immediately made me think of my Grandma. Her favorite color was bright, vivid red. She had red in everything all over her house. :-)

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you. : )

    I'm always interested to hear about personal memories my art brings forth.

    The color red always commands attention. Restaurants use the color red to make customers hungry.

    When I finished this one, I was reminded of flannel shirts.

    Mo : )

  3. Hello !
    My name is Siam Angie Dots Minou and I'm a french art student. I work with dots too and I'm glad to see that there are artists like you using this pattern ! you can go to my website, to see some projects I made. Don't hesitate to contact me :)

  4. Tenshi:

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    I'm happy to know there are other dot artists out there. I enjoyed visiting your site. : )

    Mo : )