Monday, June 13, 2011

Dabs of Paint

Between my junior and senior year, I traveled with five other students and my French teacher to France. The last five days of our five-week trip were spent in Paris. Naturally I enjoyed seeing the Impressionist paintings at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume. The museum is now dedicated to photography. Also while in Paris I also saw some Vasarely paintings. His works are in the abstract geometric direction – usually with circles.

Previously I had painted more in the Monet tradition, but now I was headed in the Seurat direction. By now my brushstrokes were more like dot dabs of paint. Although I loved Vasareley’s work, his influence on my work didn’t come until much later.

Here is an acrylic painting I did during this period. I continued to play with warm and cool colors. The great thing about acrylic was that I could cover up the areas I didn't like.

acrylic on canvas pad, 12" x 16"


  1. I really like this one too! I love all the colors. Very peaceful looking spot too. :-)

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you very much.

    Nice to know my painting gave you a peaceful feeling.

    Mo : )