Monday, April 13, 2009

Advancing- towards abstraction

Starting again with pen lines in a loose attempt at one point perspective. The mixed media colors, derived from acrylic paint, oil pastels and markers serves to enhance the composition. Are the images advancing or receding? An example comes to mind. Napoleon had assembled a large and impressive army. In his flights of ambition, he suceeded at first. But the closer he advanced towards Moscow, the thinner the lines became, lack of food, sickness, the relentless winter took its toll. The lines continued to advance, but the numbers got thinner and thinner. They advanced but receded into defeat. Napoleon's journey is not dipicted in this abstract art. But the thoughts of advancing and receding lines were an afterthought. More paintings and drawings are displayed at

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