Monday, January 23, 2012


For months I have been stewing about how to complete my next three paintings from my series "Numeros." The canvases for these paintings were 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"

For each canvas I used a specific background colors inspired by “Ponyo.” I then created 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 this one, Mo. It makes me think of rickrack and the multi-colored dresses that Mexican women wear for a fiesta. :-)

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    When I first started this series I was inspired by fiesta colors. So, I'm glad you picked up on that vibe from this painting.

    Mo : )